Modelling inland waters in a changing climate (GMD/ESD/TC inter-journal SI)(GMD/ESD/TC inter-journal SI)
Modelling inland waters in a changing climate (GMD/ESD/TC inter-journal SI)(GMD/ESD/TC inter-journal SI)
Editor(s): Tom Shatwell, Karsten Rinke, Don Pierson, and Sebastiano Piccolroaz Special issue jointly organized between Geoscientific Model Development, Earth System Dynamics, and The Cryosphere
This special issue arose from the “6th Workshop on Parameterization of lakes in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Modelling”. The workshop was held on 22–24 October 2019 at Météo-France (Toulouse, France): .

The special issue “Modelling inland waters in a changing climate” is inviting contributions related to the following aspects of research on inland waters.

  • Modelling – lake–atmosphere interactions and coupling (parameterization of lakes in numerical models of the atmosphere, the impact of lakes on atmospheric processes, greenhouse gases transfers); processes in freshwater bodies (including studies related to biochemistry and water quality issues, in frozen and not frozen conditions).
  • Parameters – external parameters (raw data sets and generation of external-parameter fields required to use lake parameterization schemes in atmospheric models, e.g. fields of lake depth and lake fraction).
  • Data assimilation – snow and ice on lakes, reservoirs and other water bodies (data assimilation of observations and parameterization of snow and ice layers over water surfaces in numerical weather prediction and climate models, interaction air–snow–ice–water); assimilation of observational data on lake surface state (space-borne and in situ observations of lake surface state, assimilation of observational data into atmospheric models using lake parameterization schemes).
  • Model validation and intercomparison – validation of numerical weather prediction and climate models that incorporate lake parameterization and lake data assimilation schemes; single-column studies; intercomparison of lake models, e.g. within the framework of the Lake Model Intercomparison Project.
  • Remote sensing – remote sensing can offer valuable data for studying lake changes and their interaction with their environment and the impact and feedback of climate change; altimeters provide dense time series of water surface elevation measurements, and multispectral optical, thermal and radar sensors can be used to measure lake area, water quality, temperature and ice cover; time series of satellite products are available for studies on lake changes from local to global scale, e.g. within the framework of the ESA CCI LAKES.
  • ISIMIP initiative – the aim of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP) is to better understand climate impacts across sectors using a multi-impact model framework; the second phase of this international effort (ISIMIP2b) is designed to provide robust information about the impacts of 1.5°C and 2°C global warming, as highlighted by the IPCC’s special report on this topic; scientists contributing simulations and analyses to ISIMIP will find a forum to share their results in this special issue.

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Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4739–4755,,, 2022
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A framework for ensemble modelling of climate change impacts on lakes worldwide: the ISIMIP Lake Sector
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09 Jun 2022
Climate projections over the Great Lakes Region: using two-way coupling of a regional climate model with a 3-D lake model
Pengfei Xue, Xinyu Ye, Jeremy S. Pal, Philip Y. Chu, Miraj B. Kayastha, and Chenfu Huang
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4425–4446,,, 2022
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Modeling subgrid lake energy balance in ORCHIDEE terrestrial scheme using the FLake lake model
Anthony Bernus and Catherine Ottlé
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 4275–4295,,, 2022
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Water Ecosystems Tool (WET) 1.0 – a new generation of flexible aquatic ecosystem model
Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, Tobias Kuhlmann Andersen, Fenjuan Rose Schmidt Hu, Karsten Bolding, Anders Nielsen, and Dennis Trolle
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 3861–3878,,, 2022
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10 May 2022
Sunlight penetration dominates the thermal regime and energetics of a shallow ice-covered lake in arid climate
Wenfeng Huang, Wen Zhao, Cheng Zhang, Matti Leppäranta, Zhijun Li, Rui Li, and Zhanjun Lin
The Cryosphere, 16, 1793–1806,,, 2022
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21 Feb 2022
Spatiotemporal patterns and drivers of terrestrial dissolved organic carbon (DOC) leaching into the European river network
Céline Gommet, Ronny Lauerwald, Philippe Ciais, Bertrand Guenet, Haicheng Zhang, and Pierre Regnier
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An automatic lake-model application using near-real-time data forcing: development of an operational forecast workflow (COASTLINES) for Lake Erie
Shuqi Lin, Leon Boegman, Shiliang Shan, and Ryan Mulligan
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 1331–1353,,, 2022
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11 Jan 2022
Modeling reservoir surface temperatures for regional and global climate models: a multi-model study on the inflow and level variation effects
Manuel C. Almeida, Yurii Shevchuk, Georgiy Kirillin, Pedro M. M. Soares, Rita M. Cardoso, José P. Matos, Ricardo M. Rebelo, António C. Rodrigues, and Pedro S. Coelho
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 173–197,,, 2022
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08 Dec 2021
SELF v1.0: a minimal physical model for predicting time of freeze-up in lakes
Marco Toffolon, Luca Cortese, and Damien Bouffard
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 7527–7543,,, 2021
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16 Nov 2021
Accounting for surface waves improves gas flux estimation at high wind speed in a large lake
Pascal Perolo, Bieito Fernández Castro, Nicolas Escoffier, Thibault Lambert, Damien Bouffard, and Marie-Elodie Perga
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 1169–1189,,, 2021
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14 Sep 2021
Development of a coupled simulation framework representing the lake and river continuum of mass and energy (TCHOIR v1.0)
Daisuke Tokuda, Hyungjun Kim, Dai Yamazaki, and Taikan Oki
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5669–5693,,, 2021
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14 Jun 2021
Retention time of lakes in the Larsemann Hills oasis, East Antarctica
Elena Shevnina, Ekaterina Kourzeneva, Yury Dvornikov, and Irina Fedorova
The Cryosphere, 15, 2667–2682,,, 2021
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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
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 439–456,,, 2021
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20 Apr 2021
Mapping potential signs of gas emissions in ice of Lake Neyto, Yamal, Russia, using synthetic aperture radar and multispectral remote sensing data
Georg Pointner, Annett Bartsch, Yury A. Dvornikov, and Alexei V. Kouraev
The Cryosphere, 15, 1907–1929,,, 2021
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10 Mar 2021
Parametrization of a lake water dynamics model MLake in the ISBA-CTRIP land surface system (SURFEX v8.1)
Thibault Guinaldo, Simon Munier, Patrick Le Moigne, Aaron Boone, Bertrand Decharme, Margarita Choulga, and Delphine J. Leroux
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1309–1344,,, 2021
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