Temperature, Rainfall and Settlement in the Near East:

Investigators:

Benjamin H. Diebold: Anthropology Ph.D. Thesis

Advisor: Frank Hole

Description:

Ben is using AVHRR and Landsat data in conjunction with local meteorological records to develop an accurate, high spatial and temporal resolution climatology for northeast Syria. This information is critical to the concept of agricultural potential, which has archaeological implications in the study of early settlements in the region.


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