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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Diel Surface Temperature Range Scales with Lake Size
Author(s): Woolway, R Iestyn
Jones, Ian D
Maberly, Stephen C
French, Jon R
Livingstone, David M
Monteith, Donald T
Simpson, Gavin L
Thackeray, Stephen J
Andersen, Mikkel R
Battarbee, Richard W
DeGasperi, Curtis L
Evans, Christopher D
de Eyto, Elvira
Feuchtmayr, Heidrun
Hamilton, David P
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2016
Citation: Woolway RI, Jones ID, Maberly SC, French JR, Livingstone DM, Monteith DT, Simpson GL, Thackeray SJ, Andersen MR, Battarbee RW, DeGasperi CL, Evans CD, de Eyto E, Feuchtmayr H & Hamilton DP (2016) Diel Surface Temperature Range Scales with Lake Size. PLOS ONE, 11 (3), Art. No.: e0152466. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152466
Abstract: Ecological and biogeochemical processes in lakes are strongly dependent upon water temperature. Long-term surface warming of many lakes is unequivocal, but little is known about the comparative magnitude of temperature variation at diel timescales, due to a lack of appropriately resolved data. Here we quantify the pattern and magnitude of diel temperature variability of surface waters using high-frequency data from 100 lakes. We show that the near-surface diel temperature range can be substantial in summer relative to long-term change and, for lakes smaller than 3 km2, increases sharply and predictably with decreasing lake area. Most small lakes included in this study experience average summer diel ranges in their near-surface temperatures of between 4 and 7°C. Large diel temperature fluctuations in the majority of lakes undoubtedly influence their structure, function and role in biogeochemical cycles, but the full implications remain largely unexplored.
DOI Link: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152466
Rights: © 2016 Woolway et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Notes: Additional co-authors: Martin Kernan, Jan Krokowski, Alon Rimmer, Kevin C Rose, James A. Rusak, David B. Ryves, Daniel R. Scott, Ewan M. Shilland, Robyn L. Smyth, Peter A. Staehr, Rhian Thomas, Susan Waldron, Gesa A. Weyhenmeyer
Licence URL(s): http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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