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- Schörner, Günther, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of arid environments 2019 v.160 pp. 56-73
- Mediterranean climate; cities; dry environmental conditions; hinterland; irrigation canals; land use; loess; nutrients; rainfed farming; rocks; runoff; runoff irrigation; soil; steppes; surveys; terraces; water resources; Jordan
- ... This contribution compares the remains of irrigation systems along a climatic transect in northern Jordan: Gadara (today Umm Qeis) in the north-west, Abila (today Queilbeh) in the north, and Umm el-Jimal (ancient name unknown) in north-east Jordan. While Gadara and Abila were monumental ancient cities of the Decapolis city league, which are located in Mediterranean environments, Umm el-Jimal is a ...