Accessibility navigation

Lake surface water temperature

Carrea, L. ORCID:, Merchant, C. J. ORCID:, Cretaux, J.-F., Dokulil, T. M., Dugan, H. A., Gibbes, B., Laas, A., Leibensperger, E. M., Maberly, S., May, L., Matsuzaki, S.-I., Monet, G., Pierson, D., Pulkkanen, M., Rusanovskaya, O. O., Shimaraeva, S. V., Silow, E. A., Schmid, M., Timofeyev, M. A., Verburg, P. and Woolway, R. I. ORCID: (2023) Lake surface water temperature. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104 (9). S28-S30. ISSN 1520-0477 (in "State of the Climate in 2022")

Text - Published Version
· Please see our End User Agreement before downloading.


It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1175/2023BAMSStateoftheClimate.1


In 2022, the worldwide averaged satellite-derived lake surface water temperature (LSWT) warm-season anomaly was +0.33°C with respect to the 1995-2020 baseline, the second highest since the record began in 1995. The mean LSWT trend between 1995 and 2022 was 0.20±0.01°C/decade, broadly consistent with previous analyses. The lake-mean temperature anomalies were positive for 70% and negative for 30% of the 1951 globally distributed lakes. For about 30 other lakes, no anomalies could be computed since no water was found in 2022. Large regions of coherently high LSWT anomalies were identified in 2022, with 40% of the observed lakes experiencing LSWT anomalies in excess of +0.5°C.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:113401
Publisher:American Meteorological Society


Downloads per month over past year

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation