Diurnal temperature cycles in shallow water pools

A. F G Jacobs, Bert G. Heusinkveld, Krijn Paaijmans

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A study to develop a simple 1-D atmosphere/water model to simulate the behavior of the diurnal water temperature cycle in natural shallow water was discussed. Another objective of the study was to execute outdoor experiments to estimate the various model parameters and to verify the model for different atmospheric conditions and water pools. The 1-D model was based on the energy budget where the main force during daytime was the incoming short wave radiation. The results show that the model simulations were very sensitive to the short wave radiation extinction coefficient of the water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event16th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 23 2004Aug 26 2004


Other16th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology
CityVancouver, BC


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Jacobs, A. F. G., Heusinkveld, B. G., & Paaijmans, K. (2004). Diurnal temperature cycles in shallow water pools. 53-56. Paper presented at 16th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, Vancouver, BC, Canada.