The Uniqueness of the Jerusalem Climate

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Jerusalem is shown to possess a unique climate on earth in the sense that it has the highest normal rainfall among stations with an abundance (≥3250 hours annually on the average) of solar radiation as well as the highest value of annual sunshine hours among the stations with similar or higher normal rainfall (∼500 mm y−1). This characteristic of having both copious amounts of solar radiation as in subtropical deserts but still have enough rainfall to be quite far from desert or semi-arid conditions is related to Jerusalem's special blessing by the author of the book of Psalms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991


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