Applicability of the FLake model to Lake Balaton

Miklos Vörös, Vera Lstvánovics, T. Weidinger

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Abstract

Owing to its uniquely large surface area/depth ratio, the temperature of Lake Balaton is highly sensitive to atmospheric events. In the ALADIN weather prediction model, which is used operationally in Hungary, lakes are not properly represented, as their temperature is initialized from interpolated values of sea surface temperature and considered to be constant for the duration of the forecast. The FLake model as a lake parameterization offers a more detailed but still computationally inexpensive solution to this deficiency. We investigated whether the model could be applied to Lake Balaton. We tested the performance of a standalone version of the FLake model by using observations and atmospheric model data. In the off-line simulations, FLake performed well on Lake Balaton with default settings in predicting surface temperatures, and less well in capturing the bottom water temperatures and stratification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
Number of pages10
JournalBoreal Environment Research
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Applicability of the FLake model to Lake Balaton. / Vörös, Miklos; Lstvánovics, Vera; Weidinger, T.

In: Boreal Environment Research, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, p. 245-254.

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Vörös, M, Lstvánovics, V & Weidinger, T 2010, 'Applicability of the FLake model to Lake Balaton', Boreal Environment Research, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 245-254.
Vörös, Miklos ; Lstvánovics, Vera ; Weidinger, T. / Applicability of the FLake model to Lake Balaton. In: Boreal Environment Research. 2010 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 245-254.
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