Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3007–3018, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3007-2018

Special issue: Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region (NHESS/ACP/HESS/SE...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3007–3018, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3007-2018

Research article 13 Nov 2018

Research article | 13 Nov 2018

Observations of positive sea surface temperature trends in the steadily shrinking Dead Sea

Pavel Kishcha et al.

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Increasing warming of steadily shrinking Dead Sea surface water was observed during the period of 2000–2016. We found that a positive feedback loop between the steady shrinking of the Dead Sea and positive sea surface temperature (SST) trends causes the acceleration of Dead Sea shrinking. Our findings imply the following essential point: any meteorological, hydrological or geophysical process causing steady shrinking of the Dead Sea will contribute to positive trends in SST.
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