Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5559–5578, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5559-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5559–5578, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5559-2018

Research article 26 Oct 2018

Research article | 26 Oct 2018

Evaluating and improving modeled turbulent heat fluxes across the North American Great Lakes

Umarporn Charusombat et al.

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The authors evaluated several algorithms of heat loss and evaporation simulation by comparing with direct measurements at four offshore flux towers in the North American Great Lakes. The algorithms reproduced the seasonal cycle of heat loss and evaporation reasonably, but some algorithms significantly overestimated them during fall to early winter. This was due to false assumption of roughness length scales for temperature and humidity and was improved by employing a correct parameterization.