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Evaluation of Methods and Uncertainties in the Water Budget

Thomas C. Winter and Donald O. Rosenberry

in Mirror Lake

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780520261198
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944497 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0004
Evaluation of Methods and Uncertainties in the Water Budget

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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.

Keywords: water budget; Mirror Lake; hydrologic components; precipitation; evaporation; water flows; groundwater

Chapter.  5675 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases

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