Meteorological Observation and Assimilation of the Atmosphere on Long term (Dead Sea, IL)
MASAL / Meteorological Observation and Assimilation of the Atmosphere on Long term (Dead Sea, Israel)
Since 2006, the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO) is involved in intensive field measurements at the Dead Sea.
Long term measurements of meteorological parameters, particle concentrations and ozone mixing ratios were initiated - accompanied by short term activities like vertical profiling and determination of radiation and the surface energy balance.
OBJECTIVE and RESULTS
The objective is to study the mesoscale wind systems and their role in the distribution of pollutants near the Dead Sea.
Since September 2006 an permanent meteorological station is working at Massada National Monument approx. at elevation sea level. Measurements of the actual week are shown here. The whole data set is available on request.
• Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (IMK-TRO)
Monitoring Station with Ozone Monitor (DSW)
Energy Balance Station (DAM)
Radio Soundings (EGB & EGP)
Tethered Soundings on Cable Car (CAB)
Long term variability of weather conditions/climate
Convection / Transport
Composition of the Atmosphere