Qassem Tarawneh

Qassem Tarawneh
King Saud University | KKUH · Department of Civil Engineering

Ph.D

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Introduction
Qassem Tarawneh currently works at the Prince Sultan Institute for Environment, Water and Desert Research, King Saud University. Qassem does research in Environmental Engineering. Their current project is 'This project was financially supported by the Vice Deanship of Research Chairs at King Saud University.'

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Publications (19)
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This study aims to implement a widely used climate tourism index (TCI) developed by Mieczkowski (Can Geogr/Geogr Can 29:220-233, 1985) in a hot arid climate. This index provides a quantitative measure of a tourist destination based on five meteorological criteria, daytime comfort index (CID), daily comfort index (CIA), precipitation index (P), suns...
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Saudi Arabia (SA) has witnessed human activity in all aspects of urbanization, industrial, socioeconomic, and transportation, all of which depend on fossil fuels. The record from the period 1986 to 2014 was investigated; during this period, SA was exposed to general warming appeared through the extreme events of warm nights (TN90p), warm days (TX90...
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The Umm er Radhuma (UER) Formation is a major karst aquifer in Saudi Arabia. This study investigated the hydraulic and petrophysical characteristics of the folded UER carbonate aquifer using integrated hydrological and geophysical logging datasets to understand its complex hydraulic setting as well as detect possible water flow. Petrophysical analy...
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Harmonic techniques are used for computing solar irradiation for 14 stations in Saudi Arabia in order to map amplitudes (AMPs), percentages of variances (PVs), and phase angles (Φ) for six harmonics of solar irradiation. The annual cycle of solar irradiation is considered the main cycle prevailing over the semi-annual and seasonal cycles with first...
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Climate change is an important factor for sustainable water resource management in the arid and semi-arid countries. In this study, future trends of temperature and rainfall were assessed for several regions in Saudi Arabia. The linear and Mann-Kendall analyses showed an increase of temperature in all regions and decrease of rainfall in many region...
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Abstract: This study aims to explore the effect of anthropogenic factors on solar irradiation in Saudi Arabia. The concepts of the clearness index (CI), solar irradiation polygons (SIP) and solar Angstrom polygons (SAP) are for interpretation of solar irradiation. The solar irradiation records are grouped into two time periods. The SIPs show a decl...
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This study aims to explore the effect of anthropogenic factors on solar irradiation in Saudi Arabia. The concepts of the clearness index (CI), solar irradiation polygons (SIP) and solar Angstrom polygons (SAP) are for interpretation of solar irradiation. The solar irradiation records are grouped into two time periods. The SIPs show a decline in sol...
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Saudi Arabia is a huge area with diverse climatic and topographical features. This diversity in climate is augmented by seasonal weather variations. The study discusses solar irradiance and sunshine duration in terms of seasonal weather systems. Sunshine duration and solar irradiance maps show that the East Mediterranean weather systems (such as Cy...
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A combination of relative microgravity measurements at ground surface, and depth to water and water table measurements from adjacent wells were used to estimate geospatial variation of groundwater. A highly accurate portable Grav-Map gravimeter was used for gravimetric measurements at locations nearby a 42 well water table monitoring program. To ef...
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Annual rainfall records of 20 stations for 30 years are used in order to detect rainfall regimes and climatic features of Saudi Arabia using harmonic analysis techniques. In this study, the percentages of variance, amplitudes, and phase angles are calculated in order to depict the spatial and temporal characteristics of the country’s rainfall. The...
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In this study, Saudi Arabia is divided into five geographical regions: northwestern, southwestern, western, central, and finally, eastern with central. The study shows the possibility of constructing and formatting rainfall as a regional variable depending on the locality. Two techniques derived from the point cumulative semivariogram (PCSV) model...
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This study aims to investigate the patterns of drought in Saudi Arabia by drawing upon precipitation data taken from 20 meteorological stations throughout the country over a period of thirty five years. The mean precipitation was taken and then the SPI was determined for every year at every station to determine whether that region experienced a wet...
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Currently Jordan is facing various water problems accompanied by rapid population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation. It is of outmost impor-tance to search for water resources augmentation possibilities leading to decision-making procedures by addressing the rainfall sources as the main water resources in Jordan, through refined techniques...
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Solar global irradiation using the Angstrom linear model is widely discussed in the literature. Most of these studies discuss the linear relationship between sunshine duration and global solar irradiation, which is a rigged concept and cannot provide information about the annual variations. This study presents the variation of global solar irradiat...
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This study is concerned with the spatial variability of some wet atmospheric precipitation parameters such as; pH, conductivity (EC). The study also depicts the spatial variability of some ions (cations and anions) of atmospheric precipitation in Jordan such as, Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+ and K+, HCO3-, Cl-, NO3- and SO42-. The basis of the work is to establi...
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The purpose of this paper is to estimate the average wind speed in some parts of Jordan using a standard regional dependence function (SRDF) based on the concept of the point cumulative semivariogram (PCSV). The SRDF method provides weights for different regional sites depending on the distance from the pivot site. The closer the site the larger ar...
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¶One of the most important features in analysing the climatology of any region is to study the precipitation and its periodicity of different harmonics in order to study the behavior of the observed data. In this study the amplitude of frequencies, phase angle and basic statistical parameters are calculated in order to depict spatial characteristic...

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The main objective of the proposed research is to predict virtual water content (VWC) for producing various cattle and eggs in different regions of Saudi Arabia under variable climatic conditions. The main objective will be achieved through: (i) predicting VWC for producing various cattle in different regions of Saudi Arabia; (ii) predicting climate change in terms of temperature and rainfall for three time intervals (2025-2049, 2050-2074 and 2071-2099) under three scenarios (high, medium and low emissions of greenhouse gases); and (iii) explaining the effects of climate change on the VWC for various cattle in different regions of Saudi Arabia.