Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Model evaluation paper
06 Oct 2022
Model evaluation paper |  | 06 Oct 2022

Thermal modeling of three lakes within the continuous permafrost zone in Alaska using the LAKE 2.0 model

Jason A. Clark, Elchin E. Jafarov, Ken D. Tape, Benjamin M. Jones, and Victor Stepanenko

Data sets

The LAKE model input dataset for three Arctic lakes E. Jafarov, J. Clark, A. Piliouras, K. Tape, B. Jones, and J. Rowland

LAKE 2.0_processing-scripts and data J. A. Clark and E. E. Jafarov

LAKE (Version 2.0) Victor Stepanenko

Short summary
Lakes in the Arctic are important reservoirs of heat. Under climate warming scenarios, we expect Arctic lakes to warm the surrounding frozen ground. We simulate water temperatures in three Arctic lakes in northern Alaska over several years. Our results show that snow depth and lake ice strongly affect water temperatures during the frozen season and that more heat storage by lakes would enhance thawing of frozen ground.