Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes

Gordon J. Ruggaber, Ting Kuei Tsay, Charles T Driscoll, Steven W. Effler

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Abstract

A mixed-layer thermal stratification model, UFILS1, was developed, calibrated, and verified for four Adirondack lakes. Calibration/verification was successful for the two lakes of sufficient depth turbidity whereas, for two shallow lakes, predicted hypolimnetic temperatures routinely exceeded measured temperatures. Recalibration of UFILS1 including a sediment heat flux component improved model performance for the shallow, transparent lakes but yielded little change in model performance for the shallow, transparent lakes but yielded little change in model performance for the two deeper lakes. UFILS2 was used to demonstrate that the strengthening of stratification in the two limed lakes in the years following base addition was a result of increases in the light attenuation coefficient, kd, rather than natural yearly meterological variations. Additional aspects of the subject are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Conference on Environmental Engineering
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages495-502
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference - Arlington, VA, USA
Duration: Jul 8 1990Jul 11 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference
CityArlington, VA, USA
Period7/8/907/11/90

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Lakes
Thermal stratification
Turbidity
Heat flux
Sediments
Calibration
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Engineering

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Ruggaber, G. J., Tsay, T. K., Driscoll, C. T., & Effler, S. W. (1990). Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes. In National Conference on Environmental Engineering (pp. 495-502). Publ by ASCE.

Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes. / Ruggaber, Gordon J.; Tsay, Ting Kuei; Driscoll, Charles T; Effler, Steven W.

National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, 1990. p. 495-502.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ruggaber, GJ, Tsay, TK, Driscoll, CT & Effler, SW 1990, Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes. in National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, pp. 495-502, Proceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference, Arlington, VA, USA, 7/8/90.
Ruggaber GJ, Tsay TK, Driscoll CT, Effler SW. Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes. In National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE. 1990. p. 495-502
Ruggaber, Gordon J. ; Tsay, Ting Kuei ; Driscoll, Charles T ; Effler, Steven W. / Application of a stratification model to Adirondack lakes. National Conference on Environmental Engineering. Publ by ASCE, 1990. pp. 495-502
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