"I must express my gratitude and appreciation to my academic advisor and ANPERC faculty for all the help and support during this exciting journey."
MS Student - ERPE
"I must acknowledge and thank my advisor, ERPE faculty, and all my colleagues at ANPERC who in one way or another contributed to my work. KAUST is a unique and diverse world-class research environment, and I'm happy to continue my research here as a PhD student in Prof. Hoteit's group."
MS Student - ERPE
Our team successfully passes regional Petrobowl qualifications
On 14 and 15th of June, KAUST’s Petrobowl Team participated for Middle East & North Aftica regional Petrobowl competition.
We're proud to congratulate the ANPERC Masters students team for successfully defended their Master's Thesis.
Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC ARC delegation Visits ANPERC Labs
On Wednesday, June 9th, a delegation from Saudi Aramco’s Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) visited ANPERC labs.
Dr. Alexander Petrovic Receives the 2021 Georg-Hunaeus-Prize
Congratulations to Dr. Alexander Petrovic on being awarded the 2021 Georg-Hunaeus-Prize
Congratulations to Antonia Sugar on winning the EAGE Young Presenter of Note award.
We have analyzed the long-term temperature trends and extreme temperature events in Saudi Arabia between 1979 and 2019. Our study relies on the high resolution, consistent and complete ERA5 reanalysis data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). We evaluated linear trends in several climate descriptors, including temperature, dew point temperature, thermal comfort and extreme event indices. Previous works on this topic used data from weather station observations over limited time intervals and did not include temperature data for recent years. The years 2010-2019 have been the warmest decade ever observed by instrumental temperature monitoring and comprise the eight warmest years on record. Therefore the earlier results may be incomplete and their results no longer relevant. Our findings indicate that over the past four decades, Saudi Arabia has warmed up at a rate that is 50% higher than the rest of land mass in the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, moisture content of the air has significantly increased in the region. The increases of temperature and humidity have resulted in the soaring of dew point temperature and thermal discomfort across the country. These increases are more substantial during summers, which are already very hot compared to winters. Such changes may be dangerous to people over vast areas of the country. If the current trend persists into the future, human survival in the region will be impossible without continuous access to air conditioning.