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Special issue on Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region
Posted 08.09.2017
A new special issue entitled "Environmental changes and hazards in the Dead Sea region" is jointly organized between Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), and Solid Earth (SE). The objective of the SI is to compile research and recent advances on the atmospheric, hydrological, and geophysical processes and dynamics of relevance for the Dead Sea region and the middle East. It brings the Dead Sea region into focus since global and regional changes in the Earth system concur locally and impact humans in a unique way. Contributions shall be submitted online, selecting the special issue, by 30 June 2018.

10th HyMeX Workshop, 4-7 July 2017, Barcelona, Spain
Updated 08.09.2017
The 10th hyMeX workshop has been hosted by the Water Research Institute (IdRA) and the Faculty of Physics from the University of Barcelona, from 4 to 7 July 2017. Heavy precipitation, flash-flood and vulnerabilities, Mediterranean cyclones, ocean circulation and dense water formation, droughts and water resources, prediction and management of the water cycle, renewable energy, hazards and impacts, from nowcasting to climate scales: see programme and presentations here.

Recent publications
Drobinski, P., Bastin, S., Arsouze, T., Béranger, K., Flaounas, E. and Stéfanon, M., 2017: North-western Mediterranean sea-breeze circulation in a Regional Climate System model. Climate Dynamics.
Lebeaupin Brossier, C., Léger, F., Giordani, H., Beuvier, J., Bouin, M.-N., Ducrocq, V. and Fourrié, N., 2017: Dense water formation in the north-western Mediterranean area during HyMeX-SOP2 in 1/36° ocean simulations: Ocean-atmosphere coupling impact. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 5749-5773.
Caniaux, G., Prieur, L., Giordani, H. and Redelsperger, J.-L., 2017: An inverse method to derive surface fluxes from the closure of oceanic heat and water budgets: Application to the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 2884-2908.

HyMeX in brief
HyMeX aims at a better understanding, quantification and modelling of the hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean, with emphasis on the predictability and evolution of extreme weather events, inter-annual to decadal variability of the Mediterranean coupled system, and associated trends in the context of global change. The multidisciplinary research and associated database developed within HyMeX aim to improve the observational and modelling systems, better predict extreme events, simulate the long-term water-cycle, and provide guidelines for adaptation measures.
Upcoming events
ASICS-MED final meeting
5-6 October 2017, Toulouse
Climate change impacts in the Mediterranean region
16-18 October 2017, Montpellier
2nd MedCORDEX-Baltic Earth Joint Workshop
14-16 March 2018, Mallorca
11th HyMeX Workshop
29 May - 2 June 2018, Lecce, Italy
HyMeX mid-term review

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