Cover of Geophysical Research Letters

May 24, 2005
Cover of Geophysical Research Letters
Photographs taken and processed by Yigal Feliks (son of Yizhak Feliks, and an accomplished professional photographer), by permission from the Israel Nature and Parks Protection Authority.

The TCD paper on Nile River floods gets cover of Geophysical Research Letter.

The paper Oscillatory modes of extended Nile River records (A.D. 622-1922) by Dmitri Kondrashov, Yizhak Feliks and Michael Ghil, appeared in the 24 May 2005 issue of Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L10702, doi:10.1029/2004GL022156.

The cover of the printed issue displayed a high-resolution version of this mosaic. 2) Caption of picture "Nile River Festival" -- The picture shows a Byzantine-period mosaic from Sepphoris (today Zippori), for several centuries (1st century B.C. to 4th century A.D.) the capital of the Roman province of Galilee, today in Northern Israel. The mosaic was thus created shortly before the beginning of the flood records used in this paper (i.e., one or two centuries before A.D. 622), and it shows a man clambering to carve on a column ("nilometer") the highest level reached by the Nile in that year, 17 cubits ("IZ" in the digits used at that time). This mosaic seems to be the best-preserved one among several images of this Festival, a subject apparently well-known all around the Mediterranean at that time.

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