Solar Eclipse Effects on the Air Layer near the Surface over Makkah Region

O. Anbar
2007 Journal of King Abdulaziz University-Meteorology Environment and Arid Land Agriculture Sciences  
Meteorological measurements were made before, during and after the Shaaban 29, 1426H [October 3, 2005] partial (60%) solar eclipse over the Hada Al-Sham area, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. From the available data radiative changes were found clearly (depletion) due to the solar eclipse and other meteorological parameters such as temperature and humidity. It was a marked change in humidity with relative humidity increasing 10% and temperature falling 1°C, 27min after partiality. The energy balance
more » ... ents were computed to determine how the surface layer responded to changes in the ground heat flux and other components.
doi:10.4197/met.18-2.4 fatcat:56nd37yug5gdpoms7u67jymrnu