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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1895-1909, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-1895-2017
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04 Apr 2017
Seasonal thermal regime and climatic trends in lakes of the Tibetan highlands
Georgiy Kirillin et al.

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We report a first description of the seasonal temperature, mixing, and ice regime in the two largest freshwater lakes of the Tibetan Plateau. We perform a validation of lake model FLake for the parameterization of the Tibetan lake system in regional climate models and present evidence of the absent warming trend in the Tibetan lakes despite significant atmospheric warming. The reason for this unexpected behavior is the significant decrease in solar radiation at the surface.
We report a first description of the seasonal temperature, mixing, and ice regime in the two...
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