Abelson Meir


Name: Abelson Meir

Email:   meira@gsi.gov.il

Tel: 02-5314228
Mobile: 050-6235002









Head, Department of Water and Natural Resources




Research interests:

  • Dead Sea sinkholes.
  • Oceanic spreading center – investigations from  the Troodos ophiolite.
  • Paleoceanography



Main projects and grants: 


Research and monitoring of the Dead Sea shorelines (Governmental funding). 




  :Key publications


Nuriel, P., Katzir, Y., Abelson, M., Valley, J. W., Matthews, A., Spicuzza, M. J., Ayalon, A., 2009, Fault-related serpentinization in the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus: implications for a fossil oceanic core complex, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 282, 34-46.
Granot, R., M. Abelson, H. Ron, M. W. Lusk, A. Agnon, 2011, Direct evidence for dynamic magma supply fossilized in the lower oceanic crust of the Troodos ophiolite, Geophysical Research Letters, 30, v. 38, L16311.
Avni, Y., N. Lensky, E. Dente, M. Shviro, R. Arav, I. Gavrieli, Y. Yechieli, M. Abelson, H. Lutsky, S. Filin, I. Haviv, and G. Baer, 2016, Self-accelerated development of salt karst during flash floods along the Dead Sea Coast, Israel, Journal of Geophysical Researh - Earth Surface, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JF003738.
Abelson, M., Y. Yechieli, G. Baer, G. Lapid, N. Behar, R. Calvo, and M. Rosensaft, 2017, Natural versus human control on subsurface salt dissolution and development of thousands of sinkholes along the Dead Sea coast, Journal of Geophysical Researh - Earth Surface, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JF004219.
Abelson, M. and J. Erez, 2017, The onset of modern-like Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at the Eocene-Oligocene transition: Evidence, causes, and possible implications for global cooling, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3), 18, doi:10.1002/2017GC006826.  
Abelson, M., T. Aksinenko, I. Kurzon, V. Pinsky, G. Baer, R. Nof, and Y. Yechieli, 2018, Nanoseismicity forecasts sinkhole collapse in the Dead Sea coast years in advance, Geology, 46, 83-86 (featured in “The Economist”, Decmber 16, 2017).






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