Synoptic climatology of major floods in the Negev Desert, Israel

  title={Synoptic climatology of major floods in the Negev Desert, Israel},
  author={Ron Kahana and Baruch Ziv and Yehouda Enzel and Uri Dayan},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
  • R. KahanaB. Ziv U. Dayan
  • Published 15 June 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Climatology
This study examines the extent to which the floods in the Negev Desert, an area that constitutes the southern half of Israel, are not the outcome of purely local weather conditions but are, rather, the result of distinct synoptic‐scale events. This was done through compiling and analysing a hydro‐climatological database of all the major floods in the Negev, and then categorizing them manually into synoptic types that cause the major floods. 

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