Yale Center For Earth Observation

Southwest Asia Project (SWAP)

Total Annual Precipitation Map


The South West Asia Project (SWAP) is a three year project at Yale Center for Earth Observation funded by the NASA/MTPE Interdisciplinary Science Initiative. The objective of SWAP is to quantify and monitor the processes shaping the landscapes of Southwest Asia. This is a broad goal, requiring a cooperative effort from several groups at Yale ( Geology and Geophysics , Anthropology, Forestry and Environmental Studies , Epidemiology and Public Health , and the Center for Earth Observation ), as well as collaborators from the SWAP region. We have an active collaboration with scientists from the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Aleppo. Several countries are included in the research area;e.g. Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, etc. The SWAP region has several unique environmental characteristics:


Ongoing Projects

SWAP Climatology

Recent Presentations

Related Projects and Resources

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Last update: 14 August 2001