US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
North Temperate Lakes LTER General Lake Model Parameter Set for Lake Mendota, Summer 2016 Calibration

Abstract

The General Lake Model (GLM), an open source, one-dimensional hydrodynamic model, was used to simulate various physical, chemical, and biological variables on Lake Mendota between 15 April 2016 and 11 November 2016. GLM (v.2.1.8) was coupled to the Aquatic EcoDynamics (AED) module library via the Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Modeling (FABM). GLM-AED requires four major “scripts” to run the model. First, the glm2.nml file configures lake metadata, meteorological driver data, stream inflow and outflow driver data, and physical response variables. Second, the aed2.nml file configures various biogeochemical modules for the simulation of oxygen, carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen, among others. Third, aed2_phyto_pars.nml configures all parameters pertaining to phytoplankton dynamics. And fourth, aed2_zoop_pars.nml configures all parameters pertaining to zooplankton dynamics. This dataset contains parameter descriptions and values as they were used to simulate organic carbon and greenhouse gas production on Lake Mendota in summer 2016. Meteorological data and stream files used in this calibration are also included in this dataset. Additional methods and model descriptions can be found in J.A. hart’s Masters Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology, May 2017. Readers are referred to the GLM (Hipsey et al. 2014) and AED (Hipsey et al. 2013) science manuals for further details on model configuration.
Dataset ID
348

Data Citation Suggestion

Hart, J., H. Dugan, C. Carey, E. Stanley, and P. Hanson. 2017. North Temperate Lakes LTER General Lake Model Parameter Set for Lake Mendota, Summer 2016 Calibration ver 2. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/68ccbbeca8ae2c6c0d54e3215866b7d9. Accessed 2021-08-02.

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Stream flow data used in General Lake Model (GLM)
meteorological data used in General Lake Model (GLM)
parameters to configure lake metadata, meteorological driver data, stream inflow and outflow driver data, and physical response variables
Parameters for lake areas configuration
script file to configure lake metadata, meteorological driver data, stream inflow and outflow driver data, and physical response variables. remove .txt to run.
parameters to configure various biogeochemical modules for the simulation of oxygen, carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen, among others
script file to parameters to configure various biogeochemical modules for the simulation of oxygen, carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen, among others. Remove .txt to run.
configuration of all parameters pertaining to phytoplankton dynamics
script file configuring all parameters pertaining to phytoplankton dynamics. Remove .txt to run.
Values to configure all parameters pertaining to zooplankton dynamics
script file to configure all parameters pertaining to zooplankton dynamics. Remove .txt to run.
parameters used in GLM as initial water quality profile