Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2016

Differences in the water-balance components of four lakes in the southern-central Tibetan Plateau

S. Biskop, F. Maussion, P. Krause, and M. Fink

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In this study, the hydrological model J2000g was extended and applied to four selected endorheic lake basins in the southern-central part of the TP aiming to provide a more quantitative understanding of the key factors controlling their water balance. The model results indicated that the relative contribution of glacier runoff to total water inflow (between 14 and 30 %) plays a less important role compared to runoff generation from rainfall and snowmelt in non-glacierized land areas.