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Heat budget of lakes

October 11, 2022

This article gives an overview of the heat fluxes between lakes and their environment. The heat budget of most lakes is dominated by heat fluxes at the lake surface, especially shortwave radiation, incoming and outgoing longwave radiation, and the latent heat flux. The seasonality of these fluxes is the most important driver for seasonal mixing processes in lakes. Changes in heat fluxes and the resulting changes in lake thermal structure are the most direct impact of climate change on lakes.

Publication Year 2022
Title Heat budget of lakes
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00011-6
Authors Martin Schmid, Jordan Read
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70237367
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization WMA - Integrated Information Dissemination Division