Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Model description paper
18 Nov 2022
Model description paper |  | 18 Nov 2022

SIMO v1.0: simplified model of the vertical temperature profile in a small, warm, monomictic lake

Kristina Šarović, Melita Burić, and Zvjezdana B. Klaić

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We develop a simple 1-D model for the prediction of the vertical temperature profiles in small, warm lakes. The model uses routinely measured meteorological variables as well as UVB radiation and yearly mean temperature data. It can be used for the assessment of the onset and duration of lake stratification periods when water temperature data are unavailable, which can be useful for various lake studies performed in other scientific fields, such as biology, geochemistry, and sedimentology.