Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget

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Edited by: Thomas C. Winter and Gene E. Likens



Water budget studies of Mirror Lake aim to measure hydrologic components interacting with the lake as accurately as possible. However, measurements of water budget components are subject to some degree of uncertainty. This chapter describes the methods used to quantify water budget components of Mirror Lake in detail. It examines uncertainties in precipitation values, monthly evaporation, water flows, and exchange with groundwater. It shows how those values were derived, including the assumptions that went into the calculations and the uncertainties inherent in the values.

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Publication type Book chapter
Title Evaluation of methods and uncertainties in the water budget
Chapter 4
DOI 10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0004
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
Description 20 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Mirror Lake: Interactions among air, land, and water
First page 205
Last page 224
Country United States
State New Hampshire
Other Geospatial Mirror Lake
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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