Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Natural and human-induced highly dynamic processes in the Dead Sea rift: framework for monitoring & and research, 2013-2016


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"Tru'a"

"Tru'a"

"Tru'a" is the project of developing an Earthquake Early Warning Systems for the state of Israel


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The Mediterranean Coastal Cliff

The Mediterranean Coastal Cliff

Monitoring response to natural processes and man-induced environmental changes affecting Israel’s Mediterranean coastline


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The main events along the Dead Sea Fault system in the last 20 Million years
were recently compiled by Ram Weinberger and Ezra Zilberman and presented as a color chart
Evaporation from the Dead Sea
based on the scientific paper: Lensky N.G., Lensky I.M., Peretz A., Gertman I., Tanny J., Assouline S. (2018) Diurnal course of evaporation from the Dead Sea in summer: a distinct double peak induced by solar radiation and night sea breeze. Water Resour. Res. 54, doi: 10.1002/2017WR021536.
A new study that was published in Science Advance.
The research was led by Prof. Elisabetta Boaretto and Dr. Bridget Alex from the Weizmann institute involving researchers from the GSI and other institutions and helps understanding the spread of modern humans with Upper Paleolithic traditions (~46000-34000 years ago) from the Levant to Europe and vice versa. Uranium-thorium dating was conducted by Mira Bar-Matthews, Avner Ayalon and Gal Yasur.
The GSI has participated in the national earthquake drill 2017 11.6.2017.
GSI scientists analyzed seismic and geological data and produced earthquake scenario maps and hazard maps, (Scenario maps run by Hazus and 'veronic' module) which were transferred in real time to the National Committee for Earthquake Preparedness, to the Civil Defense and to the Police.

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