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Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget

March 1, 2012

Water budget studies of Mirror Lake aim to measure hydrologic components interacting with the lake as accurately as possible. However, measurements of water budget components are subject to some degree of uncertainty. This chapter describes the methods used to quantify water budget components of Mirror Lake in detail. It examines uncertainties in precipitation values, monthly evaporation, water flows, and exchange with groundwater. It shows how those values were derived, including the assumptions that went into the calculations and the uncertainties inherent in the values.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget
DOI 10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0004
Authors Thomas C. Winter, Donald O. Rosenberry
Publication Type Book Chapter
Index ID 70044320
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse

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