Paper No. 94153 of the Water Resources Bulletin. Discussions are open until August 1, 1996.
A TEST OF SEVERAL EVAPORATION EQUATIONS FOR WATER TEMPERATURE SIMULATIONS IN LAKES1
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 1023–1028, December 1995
How to Cite
Rasmussen, A. H., Hondzo, M. and Stefan, H. G. (1995), A TEST OF SEVERAL EVAPORATION EQUATIONS FOR WATER TEMPERATURE SIMULATIONS IN LAKES. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 31: 1023–1028. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.1995.tb03418.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
- water temperature;
- water quality;
- heat budget
ABSTRACT: Evaporative heat loss is an essential component of any heat budget used for the modeling of lake water temperatures. Seven evaporative heat loss equations were tested in a year-round, physically-based temperature and dissolved oxygen model for lakes. Deciding which equation to choose for use in the year-round model was based on the goodness of fit of the simulated vs. measured surface temperatures, which were taken at a depth of 1 m below the water surface. An equation which includes free and forced convection components and which was previously used for cooling ponds gave the best fit between temperature simulations and measurements.