Articles | Volume 18, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 18169–18186, 2018

Special issue: Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region (NHESS/ACP/HESS/SE...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 18169–18186, 2018

Research article 21 Dec 2018

Research article | 21 Dec 2018

Characteristics and evolution of diurnal foehn events in the Dead Sea valley

Jutta Vüllers et al.


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Short summary
This paper investigates frequently occurring foehn at the Dead Sea, which strongly impacts the local climatic conditions, in particular temperature and humidity, as well as evaporation from the Dead Sea, the aerosol load, and visibility. A statistical classification exposes two types of foehn and first-time, high-resolution measurements reveal trigger mechanisms and relevant characteristics, such as wind velocities, affected air layers, and resulting phenomena such as hydraulic jumps and rotors.
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