Modeling Long-Term Temporal Variation of Dew Formation in Jordan and Its Link to Climate Change

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Atashi , N , Rahimi , D , Al Kuisi , M , Jiries , A , Vuollekoski , H , Kulmala , M , Vesala , T & Hussein , T 2020 , ' Modeling Long-Term Temporal Variation of Dew Formation in Jordan and Its Link to Climate Change ' , Water (Basel) , vol. 12 , no. 8 , 2186 . https://doi.org/10.3390/w12082186

Title: Modeling Long-Term Temporal Variation of Dew Formation in Jordan and Its Link to Climate Change
Author: Atashi, Nahid; Rahimi, Dariush; Al Kuisi, Mustafa; Jiries, Anwar; Vuollekoski, Henri; Kulmala, Markku; Vesala, Timo; Hussein, Tareq
Contributor organization: Air quality research group
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)
INAR Physics
Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
Micrometeorology and biogeochemical cycles
Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
Department of Physics
Date: 2020-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Water (Basel)
ISSN: 2073-4441
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w12082186
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319747
Abstract: In this study, we performed model simulations to investigate the spatial, seasonal, and annual dew yield during 40 years (1979-2018) at ten locations reflecting the variation of climate and environmental conditions in Jordan. In accordance with the climate zones in Jordan, the dew formation had distinguished characteristics features with respect to the yield, seasonal variation, and spatial variation. The highest water dew yield (an overall annual mean cumulative dew yield as high as 88 mm) was obtained for theMountains Heights Plateau, which has a Mediterranean climate. The least dew yield (as low as 19 mm) was obtained inBadia, which has an arid climate. The dew yield had a decreasing trend in the past 40 years due to climate change impacts such as increased desertification and the potential of sand and dust storms in the region. In addition, increased anthropogenic air pollution slows down the conversion of vapor to liquid phase change, which also impacts the potential of dew formation. The dew yield showed three distinguished seasonal patterns reflecting the three climates in Jordan. TheMountains Heights Plateau(Mediterranean climate) has the highest potential for dew harvesting (especially during the summer) thanBadia(semi-arid climate).
Subject: cumulative dew
spatial variation
seasonal variation
NEGEV DESERT
WATER-VAPOR
COLLECTION
RAIN
CONDENSATION
ATMOSPHERE
COASTAL
ISLAND
YIELD
AREA
114 Physical sciences
1172 Environmental sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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