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Volume 22, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6493-6504, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6493-2018
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Special issue: Modelling lakes in the climate system (GMD/HESS inter-journal...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 6493-6504, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-6493-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Dec 2018

Research article | 14 Dec 2018

Turbulent mixing and heat fluxes under lake ice: the role of seiche oscillations

Georgiy Kirillin et al.
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We have discovered transient appearances of strong turbulent mixing beneath the ice of an Arctic lake. Such mixing events increase heating of the ice base up to an order of magnitude and can significantly accelerate ice melting. The source of mixing was identified as oscillations of the entire lake water body triggered by strong winds over the lake surface. This previously unknown mechanism of ice melt may help understand the link between the climate conditions and the seasonal ice formation.
We have discovered transient appearances of strong turbulent mixing beneath the ice of an Arctic...
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