Lake-size dependency of wind shear and convection as controls on gas exchange

  • Read J
  • Hamilton D
  • Desai A
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High-frequency physical observations from 40 temperate lakes were used to examine the relative contributions of wind shear (u*) and convection (w*) to turbulence in the surface mixed layer. Seasonal patterns of u* and w* were dissimilar; u* was often highest in the spring, while w* increased throughout the summer to a maximum in early fall. Convection was a larger mixed-layer turbulence source than wind shear (u*/w* < 0.75) for 18 of the 40 lakes, including all 11 lakes

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  • Jordan S. Read

  • David P. Hamilton

  • Ankur R. Desai

  • Sally MacIntyre

  • John D. Lenters

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