Since 11 November 2014, the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research -Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO) at KIT operates its first permanent meteorological station in Palestine. The station is located at Uja in the Jordan Valley in close vicinity to the DESERVE seismological station. The instruments installed on a 10 m mast, provide meteorological measurements of high-frequency wind speed and direction, temperature, air pressure, air humidity, soil moisture, soil temperature, short and long wave radiation, and precipitation.

View the measurements here.

Together with several IMK-TRO stations in Israel as well as one IMK-TRO station in Jordan, a network of permanent meteorological stations covering the Dead Sea region evolves.



We want to thank Dr. Ayman Mohsen from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ (Potsdam), who made this project possible in the first place, as well as Uja Municipality for their kind cooperation making the location for measurements available.