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New perspectives on interdisciplinary earth science at the Dead Sea: The DESERVE project

Kottmeier, C. 1; Agnon, A.; Al-Halbouni, D.; Alpert, P.; Corsmeier, U. 1; Dahm, T.; Eshel, A.; Geyer, S.; Haas, M.; Holohan, E.; Kalthoff, N. 1; Kishcha, P.; Krawczyk, C.; Lati, J.; Laronne, J. B.; Lott, F. 1; Mallast, U.; Merz, R.; Metzger, J. 1; ... mehr


The Dead Sea region has faced substantial environmental challenges in recent decades, including water resource scarcity, ~ 1 m annual decreases in the water level, sinkhole development, ascending-brine freshwater pollution, and seismic disturbance risks. Natural processes are significantly affected by human interference as well as by climate change and tectonic developments over the long term. To get a deep understanding of processes and their interactions, innovative scientific approaches that integrate disciplinary research and education are required. The research project DESERVE (Helmholtz Virtual Institute Dead Sea Research Venue) addresses these challenges in an interdisciplinary approach that includes geophysics, hydrology, and meteorology. The project is implemented by a consortium of scientific institutions in neighboring countries of the Dead Sea (Israel, Jordan, Palestine Territories) and participating German Helmholtz Centres (KIT, GFZ, UFZ). A new monitoring network of meteorological, hydrological, and seismic/geodynamic stations has been established, and extensive field research and numerical simulations have been undertaken. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000053235
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.003
Zitationen: 34
Zitationen: 36
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung Troposphärenforschung (IMKTRO)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0048-9697
KITopen-ID: 1000053235
HGF-Programm 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Erschienen in Science of the Total Environment
Verlag Elsevier
Band 544
Seiten 1045-1058
Schlagwörter Climate, Water balance, Flash floods, Seismicity, Sinkholes, Education
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