Water temperature during the melting of lake ice

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TypeArticle
Journal titleWater Resources Research
ISSN0043-1397
Volume5
Issue5
Pages11341138; # of pages: 5
Subjectice; lakes; temperature gradients; solar radiation; liquification
AbstractWater temperature and ice thickness were measured during the ice melt period at Bennett Bay, White Lake, Ontario. Water temperatures were as high as 7.5 degrees C under the melting ice cover. The heat needed to warm the water under the ice and to melt ice at the ice-water interface was calculated for different periods and compared with the heat available from solar radiation that penetrated the ice cover. It was concluded from these calculations that solar radiation penetrating the ice caused the relatively high water temperatures observed under the melting ice.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-421
NRC number11157
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NPARC number20374833
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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