Contributions to the knowledge of the fluctuations of the Dead Sea level

@article{Klein1987ContributionsTT,
  title={Contributions to the knowledge of the fluctuations of the Dead Sea level},
  author={C. Klein and H. Flohn},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Climatology},
  year={1987},
  volume={38},
  pages={151-156}
}
  • C. Klein, H. Flohn
  • Published 1987
  • Environmental Science
  • Theoretical and Applied Climatology
SummaryAfter an extended critical evaluation of a wealth of historical sources, the history of the Dead Sea level fluctuations is reviewed with accuracy since 1800 (Klein, 1961). Earlier data since 1100 AD based on landmarks and tree-ring data (Klein, 1982, 1985) are also summarized. Since 1930 interannual fluctuations are compared with area-averaged rainfall data from the western and eastern part of the catchment, as well as with rainfall records from Jerusalem and Amman. Correlation analysis… Expand
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