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On climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression (Egypt)


A numerical mesoscale model has been applied to make a preliminary evaluation of the mesoscale climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression in Egypt. Simulation of a typical summer synoptic situation has indicated noticeable effects on the horizontal and vertical wind fields, and for the temperature and moisture patterns.

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Segal, M., Pielke, R.A. & Mahrer, Y. On climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression (Egypt). Climatic Change 5, 73–83 (1990).

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  • Climatic Change
  • Depression
  • Egypt
  • Wind Field
  • Noticeable Effect