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 The area is frequently swept by the dominant N and NW winds, but on some occasions fierce SEs may blow for 3 days and nights [Bar-Deroma, H. Y. The Negev [Hbw]. Jerusalem: B. E. R., 1935]. These winds are hot and dry and blow during the transitional seasons.
Har-El, Menashe. The Sinai Journeys: The Route of the Exodus. New (English) and Revised Edition. San Diego, CA: Ridgefield, 1983.
Menashe Har-el was Professor of Historical Geography at Hebrew University and a member of the Israel Names Commission for most of his long professional life. The Commission decides the names of sites in the land from biblical and extra-biblical data. His 1968 (1983) book (Sinai Journeys) is a masterful survey of the main theories regarding the Israelite journeys in the wilderness. This was before Anati proposed Har Karkom. But the Arabian candidates were already known, so he examines them from a geographical point of view.