Baer Gidon


Name: Gidon Baer


Tel: 02-5314231
Mobile: 050-6235191





Senior researcher
Head of Dead Sea research and monitoring project at the Geological Survey of Israel





Research interests:

  • Recent crustal and surface movements.
  • Earthquakes.
  • Volcanoes and igneous intrusions.
  • Sinkholes and land subsidence.
  • Satellite Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar.




Main projects and grants:

  • Research and monitoring of the Dead Sea shorelines (Governmental funding).
    From salt dissolution to sinkholes: rates and scales of coupled hydrological – geotechnical processes along a receding terminal lake, Dead Sea, Israel (funded by ISF).
  • Construction of an Earthquake Early warning System for Israel (Governmental funding).




  : Key publications


Baer, G. and Hamiel, Y., (2010). Form and growth of an embryonic continental rift: InSAR observations and modelling of the 2009 western Arabia rifting episode. Geophys. J. Int., 182: 155–167. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04627.x
Guerrieri, L., Baer, G., Hamiel Y., Amit R., Blumetti A..M., Comerci V. Di Manna P., Michetti A.M., Salamon A., Mushkin, A., Sileo G. & Vittori E., (2010). InSAR data as a field guide for mapping minor earthquake surface ruptures: Ground displacements along the Paganica Fault during the 6 April 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12331, doi:10.1029/2010JB007579.
Nof, R. N., Ziv, A., Doin, M.-P., Baer, G., Fialko, Y., Wdowinski, S., Eyal, Y., and Bock Y., (2012). Rising of the lowest place on Earth due to Dead Sea water-level drop: Evidence from SAR interferometry and GPS, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B05412, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008961.
Hamiel, Y., Baer, G.,  Kalindekafe, L.,  Dombola, K., and Chindandali, P., (2012). Seismic and aseismic slip evolution and deformation associated with the 2009–2010 northern Malawi earthquake swarm, East African Rift . Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05673.x
Nof, R.N., Baer, G., Ziv, A., Raz, E., Atrozi, S., Salvi, S., (2013), Sinkhole precursors along the Dead Sea,Israel, revealed by SAR interferometry, Geology, 41 (9), 1019-1022, doi:10.1130/G34505.1.


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