Hydrological processes and the water budget of lakes

Edited by: Abraham LermanDieter M. Imboden, and Joel R. Gat



Lakes interact with all components of the hydrological system: atmospheric water, surface water, and groundwater. The fluxes of water to and from lakes with regard to each of these components represent the water budget of a lake. Mathematically, the concept of a water budget is deceptively simple: income equals outgo, plus or minus change in storage. In practice, however, measuring the water fluxes to and from lakes accurately is not simple, because understanding of the various hydrological processes and the ability to measure the various hydrological components are limited.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Hydrological processes and the water budget of lakes
ISBN 978-3-642-85134-6
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-85132-2_2
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 26 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Physics and chemistry of lakes
First page 37
Last page 62
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