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A model for the evolution of the thermal bar system

Farrow, D.E. (2013) A model for the evolution of the thermal bar system. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 24 (02). pp. 161-177.

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A new framework for modelling the evolution of the thermal bar system in a lake is presented. The model assumes that the thermal bar is located between two regions: the deeper region, where spring warming leads to overturning of the entire water column, and the near shore shallower region, where a stable surface layer is established. In this model the thermal bar moves out slightly more quickly than predicted by a simple thermal balance. Also, the horizontal extent of the thermal bar region increases as it moves out from the shore.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: © 2012 Cambridge University Press
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