Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
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, Céline Casenave, Bruno Jacques Lemaire, Patrick Le Moigne, Philippe Dubois, and Brigitte Vinçon-Leite


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Oct 2020) by Karsten Rinke
AR by Francesco Piccioni on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2020)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Jan 2021) by Karsten Rinke
AR by Francesco Piccioni on behalf of the Authors (31 Jan 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
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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