This book describes and analyses various aspects of Israeli climate. This work also elucidates how both man and nature adjust to various climates. The first part (Chapters 1-9) deals with the meteorological and climatological network stations, the history of climate research in Israel, analysis of the local climate by season, and a discussion of the climate variables their spatial and temporal distribution. The second part (Chapters 10-14) of this work is devoted to a survey of applied climatology. This part presents information on weather forecasting, rainfall enhancement, air quality monitoring, and various climatological aspects of planning. There is no sharp division between theoretical and applied climatology topics. Moreover, though various sections seem exclusively theoretical, they also include important applications for various real life situations (such as rainfall intensities (Section 5. 3), frost, frost damage (Section 6. 2. 4), degree-days (Section 6. 2. 5) and heat stress (Section 6. 2. 6). Professionals and university students of geography and earth science, meteorology and climatology, even high school students majoring in geography will be able to use this book as a basic reference work. Researchers in atmospheric science can also use this work as an important source of reference. Students of agriculture will also gain theoretical and practical insights. Even architects and engineers will gain another perspective in their fields.... and preliminary subjective wind speed assessments (based on ii and iii); v) Manual wind observations (possibly including ... which depends on the distance between the farm and the * A special kite which measures wind speed and direction. ... The Geography Department at Bar-Ilan University carried out a comprehensive survey of the Negev region (Druyan et al. ... Their general conclusion was wind farm potential is lower in the Negev than in the north of the country, due to theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Climate of Israel|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|