Since March 2014, the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research -Troposphere Research (IMK-TRO) at KIT operates its first permanent meteorological station in Jordan. The station is located at the North Eastern edge of the Dead Sea mountains at a viewpoint areal hosting a restaurant and museum. The instruments installed on a 10 m mast, provide meteorological measurements of high-frequency windspeed and direction, temperature, air pressure, air humidity, soil moisture, short and long wave radiation, and precipitation.

View the measurements here.

Together with two IMK-TRO stations in Israel near Masada and at the Dead Sea coast, a network of permanent meteorological stations covering the Dead Sea region evolves.

In addition to the meteorological station a temporary seismic array is deployed at the same time in the area. It consists of 15 high frequency and broad band seismic stations provided by the Geophysical Instrument Pool (GIPP) at GFZ. The measurements aim to record meteorological parameters in seismic signals.


We want to thank the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), especially Alaa Mujahed, for their kind cooperation making this location for measurements available. We installed the instruments in collaboration with the Natural Ressources Authority (NRA), and emphasize the commitment of the head of Jordan Seismology Observatory, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Qaryouti, who made this project possible in the first place.