Articles | Volume 26, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 331–353, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-331-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 331–353, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-331-2022

Research article 24 Jan 2022

Research article | 24 Jan 2022

Seasonality of density currents induced by differential cooling

Tomy Doda et al.

Data sets

Data for: Seasonality of density currents induced by differential cooling T. Doda, C. L. Ramón, H. N. Ulloa, A. Wüest, and D. Bouffard https://doi.org/10.25678/00057K

Download
Short summary
At night or during cold periods, the shallow littoral region of lakes cools faster than their deeper interior. This induces a cold downslope current that carries littoral waters offshore. From a 1-year-long database collected in a small temperate lake, we resolve the seasonality of this current and report its frequent occurrence from summer to winter. This study contributes to a better quantification of lateral exchange in lakes, with implications for the transport of dissolved compounds.