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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association|
|State||Published - Dec 1995|
- heat budget
- water quality
- water temperature