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.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-195', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tomy Doda, 17 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-195', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Tomy Doda, 17 Sep 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on hess-2021-195', Anonymous Referee #3, 20 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Tomy Doda, 17 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (17 Oct 2021) by Matthew Hipsey
AR by Tomy Doda on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Dec 2021) by Matthew Hipsey
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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.