FLake is a one-dimensional bulk model of the lake thermal regime specifically designed to parameterize inland waters in climate models and numerical weather prediction systems. FLake is based on a two-layer parametric representation of the vertical temperature structure.
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Mironov, D. et al. Parameterization of lakes in numerical weather prediction: Part 1. Description of a lake modeCOSMO Technical Report,11,,2008
Person Responsible For Model Simulations In This Simulation Round: Iestyn Woolway
Spatial Aggregation: regular grid
Spatial Resolution: 0.5°x0.5°
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: daily
Input data sets used
Climate Variables: tas, rlds, huss, sfcWind, rsds
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: Yes
Spin-Up Design: 2-year spin-up whereby the first year of the simulation round was repeated. Used to initialise the starting conditions of the model.
Additional questions 1
How did you initialise you lake temperature profile?: Firstly set to 4C throughout, but then altered according to the 2-year spin-up period
How did you set lake depth?: GLDB
How did you set water transparency?: Following empirical relation of extinction coefficient to lake depth by (Hakanson, 1995)
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