Halite precipitation from double-diffusive salt fingers in the Dead Sea: Numerical simulations

Raphael Ouillon, Eckart Meiburg, Nadav Lensky, Vladimir Lyakhovsky & Ali Arnon
We employ direct numerical simulations in order to analyze the role of double-diffusive salt fingering in halite precipitation from hypersaline lakes. Guided by field observations from the Dead Sea, which represents the only modern deep stratified lake that precipitates halite under hydrological crisis, we consider a saturated layer of warm, salty brine (epilimnion) overlying a layer of colder, less salty brine (hypolimnion) that is also saturated. The double-diffusive instability originating in the metalimnion gives rise...

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Geological Survey of Israel