Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
12 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2017

Convective rainfall in a dry climate: relations with synoptic systems and flash-flood generation in the Dead Sea region

Idit Belachsen, Francesco Marra, Nadav Peleg, and Efrat Morin


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (01 Aug 2017) by Florian Pappenberger
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ED: Publish as is (18 Aug 2017) by Florian Pappenberger
Short summary
Spatiotemporal rainfall patterns in arid environments are not well-known. We derived properties of convective rain cells over the arid Dead Sea region from a long-term radar archive. We found differences in cell properties between synoptic systems and between flash-flood and non-flash-flood events. Large flash floods are associated with slow rain cells, directed downstream with the main catchment axis. Results from this work can be used for hydrological models and stochastic storm simulations.