Wādī `Ayn `Arīk

Name Wādī `Ayn `Arīk
Type Wadi
Other Names Wadi `Ain `Arik,   Wadi `Ayn `Ariq, Wadi `Ein ‘Arik, Wādī `Ain `Arīk, Wādī `Ayn `Arīq, Wādī `Ein   ‘Arik
Lat./Long. 31.917 / 35.083
Country Palestine
Elevation 1,014 feet

Wādī `Ayn `Arīk is a wadi in the region of West Bank, the country of Palestinian Territory with an average elevation of 1,014 feet above sea level. The area is mildly densely populated with 862 people per mile2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 0:34 hour by local transportation.

An estimated 0.44% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 6 per 1,000 births.

Natural Hazards

Earthquake

80

%

Flood

10

%

Drought

90

%

Landslide

0

%

Vulcano

0

%

Cyclone

0

%

 

Wādī `Ayn `Arīk can have destructive (viii) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at >7 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, damage will be slight in specially designed structures but considerable in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Heavy furniture is moved. Poorly built structures will be demolished. There is a very high occurence of periods with extreme drought. Flooding risk is low.

Weather

September is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.

Nature

Wādī `Ayn `Arīk has a semi-arid (0.2 – 0.5 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic vegetation/croplands. The climate is classified as a mediterranean (mild with dry, hot summer), with a subtropical thorn woodland biozone . The soil in the area is high in cambisols (cm), moderately developed soils with lower horizons having color or structure changes from the parent material which permit the identification of a cambic b horizon.