A one-dimensional hydrodynamical model is used for simulating the vertical temperature profile in a lake during cooling conditions. The vertical mixing rate is calculated by solving the equations for turbulent kinetic energy, k, and dissipation of energy, ε. The heat exchange between the water and atmosphere consists of the radiation fluxes, sensible and latent heat flux. Temperature measurements from Lake Väsman during November-December, 1981, were used in the verification study. The agreement between calculated and measured temperature profiles is very good. This indicates that both the mixing processes and the net heat flux are well described in the model.
Research Article|August 01 1983
A Hydrodynamical Model for Calculating the Vertical Temperature Profile in Lakes During Cooling
Jörgen Sahlberg; A Hydrodynamical Model for Calculating the Vertical Temperature Profile in Lakes During Cooling. Hydrology Research 1 August 1983; 14 (4): 239–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.1983.0019
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