Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-14-931-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-14-931-2023
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08 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2023

A 20-year satellite-reanalysis-based climatology of extreme precipitation characteristics over the Sinai Peninsula

Mohsen Soltani, Bert Hamelers, Abbas Mofidi, Christopher G. Fletcher, Arie Staal, Stefan C. Dekker, Patrick Laux, Joel Arnault, Harald Kunstmann, Ties van der Hoeven, and Maarten Lanters

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The temporal changes and spatial patterns in precipitation events do not show a homogeneous tendency across the Sinai Peninsula. Mediterranean cyclones accompanied by the Red Sea and Persian troughs are responsible for the majority of Sinai's extreme rainfall events. Cyclone tracking captures 156 cyclones (rainfall ≥10 mm d-1) either formed within or transferred to the Mediterranean basin precipitating over Sinai.
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