Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2093–2109, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2093-2019

Special issue: Modelling lakes in the climate system (GMD/HESS inter-journal...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2093–2109, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2093-2019

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 et al.

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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.