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ESF in Cyprus

Dr. Theodore A. Endreny Recipient of a Fulbright Scholar grant lectured and conducted research at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus

Picture of Dr. Theodore A. EndrenyFrom Dr. Endreny...

"I am working on some rainfall analysis with the Cyprus Meteorological Survey (CMS), as well as the remotely sensed elevation model work. The rainfall data show depth (mm) of rain for the 1st month we arrived, December, as detected using the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). These spatial and temporal maps are cool, showing increased rain as we would expect and have measured, in the Troodos Mountains. These are new to the CMS.

"I am also passing along a map of the Kyrenia (or Five Finger) Mountains, shown in cross-section, which we are analyzing for rainfall harvesting through qanats. Qanats are horizontal wells that dig into the limestone and collect the mountain filtered drinking water. This image was created by Turkish Cypriot colleagues interested in restoring wetlands that have lost water due to groundwater pumping and eucalyptus tree evapotranspiration."

News Archive

  • Water: saving ancient Cypriots and eroding their heritage—Enjoy images of Amathous and Kourion with Ted's latest update.
  • The Wonder of the Water—Read about the importance of water to Cypriot life, and learn why the waters of the Med around Cyprus are such a beautiful tourquoise.
  • April 18 Update—The rich cultural diversity on the Cypriot college campus is a wonderful testament to the 'we can get along' ability of this next generation of leaders.
  • 95% Solar Eclipse in Cyprus!—Cyprus experienced a 95% total solar eclipse on Wednesday, March 29th, peaking around 1:30 pm, and the path of totality passed to our north west through Libya and Turkey. Hundreds of people were out to enjoy this rare phenomenon, predicted to occur again in Cyprus the 1st of April 2088. Read more HERE.
  • image of Dr Theodore A. Endreny wearing protective glassesNew update from Cyprus—Our sky is filled with fine sands from what meteorologists call an African dust storm or Simoon. I attach a TERRA Satellite MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor image of a similar but more powerful storm from February 25. The image shows how the sands are carried off of the Sahara Desert of northern Africa, from countries such as Egypt and Libya, and carried to Cyprus at a relatively low elevation. Read more HERE.
  • Updates from Cyprus page—Read about everything from the Limassol Carnival to measuring sediment conveyance.
  • ESF Professor Named Fulbright Scholar—Dr. Theodore A. Endreny, associate professor in the SUNY-ESF Department of Environmental Resources Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, during the 2006 spring semester.

Cyprus Links

Click images to view full maps:

Map of Lemesos (Southern Cyprus)

Lemesos and surrounding area

Map showing rainfall in Cyprus for December 2005
Rainfall map for December, 2005

Graph showing rainfall in Cyprus for December 2005
Graph of accumulated rainfall, 12/05

Map showing major water projects in Cyprus
Major water projects in Cyprus

Geologic section map showing water flow
Geologic section map showing water flow