A New Thermal Categorization of Ice‐Covered Lakes

  title={A New Thermal Categorization of Ice‐Covered Lakes},
  author={Bernard Yang and Mathew G. Wells and Bailey C. McMeans and Hilary A. Dugan and James Anthony Rusak and Gesa A. Weyhenmeyer and Jennifer A. Brentrup and Allison R. Hrycik and Alo Laas and Rachel M. Pilla and Jay A. Austin and Paul J. Blanchfield and Cayelan C. Carey and Matthew M. Guzzo and Noah R. Lottig and Murray Mackay and Trevor A. Middel and Donald C. Pierson and Junbo Wang and Joelle D. Young},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Lakes are traditionally classified based on their thermal regime and trophic status. While this classification adequately captures many lakes, it is not sufficient to understand seasonally ice‐covered lakes, the most common lake type on Earth. We describe the inverse thermal stratification in 19 highly varying lakes and derive a model that predicts the temperature profile as a function of wind stress, area, and depth. The results suggest an additional subdivision of seasonally ice‐covered lakes… 

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