Borehole paleoclimatology – the effect of deep lakes and "heat islands" on temperature profiles
V. T. Balobaev1, I. M. Kutasov2, and L. V. Eppelbaum31Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk 677018, Russia 2Pajarito Enterprises, 640 Alta Vista, Suite 124, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA 3Dept. of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978, Tel Aviv, Israel
Received: 29 Feb 2008 – Discussion started: 03 Apr 2008
Abstract. It is known that changes in ground surface temperatures could be caused by many non-climatic effects. In this study we propose a method based on utilization of Laplace equation with nonuniform boundary conditions. The proposed method makes possible to estimate the maximum effect of deep lakes and "heat islands" (areas of deforestation, urbanization, farming, mining and wetland drainage) on the borehole temperature profiles.
Balobaev, V. T., Kutasov, I. M., and Eppelbaum, L. V.: Borehole paleoclimatology – the effect of deep lakes and "heat islands" on temperature profiles, Clim. Past Discuss., 4, 415-432, doi:10.5194/cpd-4-415-2008, 2008.