Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
03 May 2016
Research article |  | 03 May 2016

Trends and abrupt changes in 104 years of ice cover and water temperature in a dimictic lake in response to air temperature, wind speed, and water clarity drivers

Madeline R. Magee, Chin H. Wu, Dale M. Robertson, Richard C. Lathrop, and David P. Hamilton


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Apr 2016) by Marnik Vanclooster
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ED: Publish as is (21 Apr 2016) by Marnik Vanclooster
Short summary
This paper employs a one-dimensional hydrodynamic ice model to simulate ice cover and thermal structure of dimictic Lake Mendota, WI, USA, over a continuous 104-year period (1911–2014) with the purpose of better understanding how the changing climate will affect lakes. It is shown that air temperature and wind speed changes have occurred in stages and ice cover and lake thermal structure have responded in a nonlinear way to these changes.