About the Lake Washington Real-time Temperature Model

DSI has developed the Lake Washington Real-time Temperature Model as an example of a real-time data and modeling facility to serve the scientific community in Seattle, Washington, US. The major goals of the model are to:

  • Better understand Lake Washington Real-time Temperature.
  • Visualize meteorological impacts on temperature in Lake Washington.
  • Raise awareness in the community about water quality issues.
  • Help regulators understand tools that can be developed to solve water quality issues in Seattle, WA.

The model uses measured atmospheric temperature such as wind speed, wind direction and air temperature. It also uses measured inflows and water temperatures. Outflows from the Ballard Locks are based on water balance calculations in the real-time model.

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