A time-dependent of the lake-averaged vertical temperature distribution of lakes

Tucker, W.A.; Green, A.W.

Limnology and Oceanography 22(4): 687-699


ISSN/ISBN: 0024-3590
DOI: 10.4319/lo.1977.22.4.0687
Accession: 068500829

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A model for predicting the time-dependent vertical thermal structure of lakes is presented. Radiative heating with depth, mixing induced by the surface wave field, and turbulent energy exchanges arc included as lake-averaged processes. The model was designed to be applicable to a wide range of lake sizes. Comparison of predictions with horizontally averaged observations from Lake Ontario during Ifygl and unaveraged (local) observations from Llyn Cwellyn, Wales, show good agreement.