Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 439–456, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-439-2021

Special issue: Modelling inland waters in a changing climate (GMD/ESD/TC...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 439–456, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-439-2021

Research article 30 Apr 2021

Research article | 30 Apr 2021

The thermal response of small and shallow lakes to climate change: new insights from 3D hindcast modelling

Francesco Piccioni et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Oct 2020) by Karsten Rinke
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jan 2021) by Karsten Rinke
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Small lakes are ecosystems highly impacted by climate change. Here, the thermal regime of a small, shallow lake over the past six decades was reconstructed via 3D modelling. Significant changes were found: strong water warming in spring and summer (0.7 °C/decade) as well as increased stratification and thermal energy for cyanobacteria growth, especially in spring. The strong spatial patterns detected for stratification might create local conditions particularly favourable to cyanobacteria bloom.
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