Articles | Volume 25, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1813–1825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1813-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 1813–1825, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1813-2021

Research article 07 Apr 2021

Research article | 07 Apr 2021

Bathymetry and latitude modify lake warming under ice

Cintia L. Ramón et al.

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Bathymetry and latitude modify lake warming under ice (Dataset) Cintia L. Ramón, Hugo N. Ulloa, Tomy Doda, Kraig Winters, Damien Bouffard https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4027393

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When solar radiation penetrates the frozen surface of lakes, shallower zones underneath warm faster than deep interior waters. This numerical study shows that the transport of excess heat to the lake interior depends on the lake circulation, affected by Earth's rotation, and controls the lake warming rates and the spatial distribution of the heat flux across the ice–water interface. This work contributes to the understanding of the circulation and thermal structure patterns of ice-covered lakes.