Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Research article
26 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2019

Numerical study on the response of the largest lake in China to climate change

Dongsheng Su, Xiuqing Hu, Lijuan Wen, Shihua Lyu, Xiaoqing Gao, Lin Zhao, Zhaoguo Li, Juan Du, and Georgiy Kirillin

Data sets

A dataset of lake ice phenology in Qinghai Lake from 2000 to 2018 M. Qi, X. Yao, X. Li, and Y. Gao

Short summary
In this study, freshwater lake model simulation results, verified by satellite and buoy observation data, were used to quantify recent climate change effects on the thermal regime of the largest lake in China. Results indicate that the FLake model can reproduce the lake thermal pattern nicely. The lake surface is warming, while the lake bottom has no significant trend. Climate change also caused an earlier ice-off and later ice-on, leading to an obvious change in the energy balance of the lake.