Articles | Volume 23, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2173–2186, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2173-2019

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

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 2173–2186, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-2173-2019
Research article
30 Apr 2019
Research article | 30 Apr 2019

Modeling experiments on seasonal lake ice mass and energy balance in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: a case study

Wenfeng Huang et al.

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Up to now, little has been known on ice thermodynamics and lake–atmosphere interaction over the Tibetan Plateau during ice-covered seasons due to a lack of field data. Here, model experiments on ice thermodynamics were conducted in a shallow lake using HIGHTSI. Water–ice heat flux was a major source of uncertainty for lake ice thickness. Heat and mass budgets were estimated within the vertical air–ice–water system. Strong ice sublimation occurred and was responsible for water loss during winter.