Lensky Nadav

 

 

 

Name: Nadav Lensky

Email: nadavl@gsi.gov.il

Tel: 02-5314259
Mobile: 050-6235197
 

 

Lab Website: https://gsideadsea.wixsite.com/dso-gsi

   

 

 

Position:

 

Senior researcher
Head,Dead Sea Observatory(https://gsideadsea.wixsite.com/dso-gsi)

   

 

 

Research interests:

  • Limnology of the Dead Sea – field measurements, lab and model.
  • The Dead Sea balances – heat, water and salt.
  • Landscape evolution of the Dead Sea vicinity as response to level decline of the lake.
  • Sedimentation of halite – in situ field measurements, lab, model.
   

 

Main projects and grants:

   

 

 

  : Key publications

     

Lensky, N.G., Lyakhovsky, V. and Navon, O. (2001). Radial variations of melt viscosity around growing bubbles and gas overpressure in vesiculating magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 186, 1-6.

[A review to this paper was published in “Editor’s Choice: Highlights of the recent literature” (2001) Science 292, p. 1023]

Lensky, N.G., Lyakhovsky, V. and Navon, O. (2002). Expansion dynamics of volatile - supersaturated fluid and bulk viscosity of bubbly magmas. J. Fluid Mechanics 460, 39-56.

Lensky, N.G., Navon, O. and Lyakhovsky, V. (2004). Bubble growth during decompression of magma: Experimental and theoretical investigation. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 129, 7-22.

Lensky, N.G., Dvorkin, Y., Lyakhovsky, V., Gertman, I., Gavrieli, I. (2005). Water, salt and energy balances of the Dead Sea. Water Resour. Res., 41, W12418, doi:10.1029/2005WR004084.

Lensky, N.G., Niebo, R.W., Holloway, J.R., Lyakhovsky, V., Navon, O. (2006). Bubble nucleation as trigger for xenolite entrapment in mantle melts. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 245, 278-288, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.11.064.

Collier, L., Neuberg, J., Lensky, N.G., Lyakhovsky, V. and Navon, O. (2006). Attenuation in Gas-Charged Magma. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 153, 21-36, doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2005.08.009.

Lensky, N.G., Sparks, R.S.J., Navon, O. and Lyakhovsky, V. (2008). Cyclic activity at Soufrière Hills Volcano, Montserrat: Degassing-induced pressurization and stick-slip extrusion. In: S.J. Lane and J.S. Gilbert (eds). Fluid Motions in Volcanic Conduits: A Source of Seismic and Acoustic Signals. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 307, 169-188.  doi:10.1144/SP307.10.

Kurzon, I., Lyakhovsky, V., Lensky, N.G. and Navon, O. (2008). Damping of pressure waves in visco-elastic, saturated bubbly magma. In: S.J. Lane and J.S. Gilbert (eds). Fluid Motions in Volcanic Conduits: A Source of Seismic and Acoustic Signals. Geological Society, London, Special Publication, 307, 11-31.

Nehorai, R., Lensky, I.M., Lensky, N.G., Shif, S. (2009). Remote sensing of the Dead Sea surface temperature. J. Geophysical Research – Ocean, 114, C05021, doi:10.1029/2008JC005196.

Nehorai, R., Lensky, N.G., Lensky, I.M., Brener, S. (2013) The Dynamics of the Skin Temperature of the Dead Sea, Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2013, Article ID 296714.

Nehorai, R., Lensky I.M., Hochman L., Gertman I., Brenner S., Muskin A., and Lensky N.G. (2013). Satellite observations of turbidity in the Dead Sea. J. Geophysical Research – Ocean, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20204.

Arnon, A., Lensky N.G., and Selker J.S. (2014) High-resolution temperature sensing in the Dead Sea using fiber optics. Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014935.

Arnon, A., Selker J.S. and Lensky N.G. (2014). Correcting artifacts in transition to a wound optic fiber: example from high resolution temperature profiling. Water Resour. Res. 50, 5329–5333, doi:10.1002/2013WR014910.

Weisbrod, N., Yechieli, Y., Shandalov, S., Lensky, N. (2016). On the Viscosity of Natural Highly-Saline Solutions and its Importance:  The Dead Sea Brines as an Example. J. of Hydrology, 532, 46-51.

Avni, Y., Lensky, N.G., Dente, E., Shviro, M., Arav, R., Gavrieli, I., Yechieli, Y., Lutzky, H., Filin, S., Haviv, I., Baer, G. (2016). Self-accelerated Development of Salt Karst during Flash Floods along the Dead Sea Coast, Israel. J. Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JF003738.

Arnon, A., Selker J.S. and Lensky N.G. (2016). Thermohaline Stratification and Diapycnal fluxes in a Hyper-saline lake: high resolution observations from the Dead Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, 61, doi: 10.1002/lno.10285.

Sirota I., Arnon A., Lensky N.G. (2016). Seasonal variations of halite saturation in the Dead Sea (2015). Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2016WR018974.

Sirota I., Enzel Y., Lensky N.G. (2017). Temperature seasonality control modern halite layers in the Dead Sea: In situ observations. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull., 129, doi: 10.1130/B31661.1.

Golan R., Lazar B., Wurgaft E., Lensky N., Ganor J., Gavrieli I. (2017). Continuous CO2 escape from the hypersaline Dead Sea caused by aragonite precipitation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 207, 43–56, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.02.031.

Dente, E., Lensky, N.G., Morin, E., Grodek, T., Sheffer, N., Enzel, Y. (2017). Geomorphic response of a long channel to a modern, decades-long, continuous base-level lowering: Nahal HaArava, the Dead Sea Temperature seasonality control modern halite layers in the Dead Sea: In situ observations. J. Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JF004081.

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.

[The paper was featured in Eos "Research Spotlights" (AGU), Witman, S. (2018), Dead Sea provides unique insights on water evaporation, Eos, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO094039. Published on 09 March 2018]

Mor, Z., Assouline, S., Tanny, J., Lensky, I.M., Lensky, N.G. (2018). Effect of water surface salinity on evaporation: The case of a diluted buoyant plume over the Dead Sea. Water Resour. Res. 54. Doi: 10.1002/2017WR021995.

Porat, N., López, G.I., Lensky, N.G., Elinson, R., Avni, Y., Elgart-Sharon, Y., Faershtein, G., Gadot, Y. (2018) Using portable OSL reader to obtain a time scale for soil accumulation and erosion in archaeological terraces, the Judean Highlands, Israel. Quaternary Geochronology, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.04.001

Hamdani, I., Assouline, S., Tanny, J., Lensky, I.M., Gertman, I., Mor, Z., Lensky, N.G. (2018) Evaporation from a deep hypersaline lake: Direct measurements from the Dead Sea. J Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.057.

Sirota, I., Enzel, Y., Lensky, N.G. (2018) Halite focusing and amplifying salt accretion: From the Dead Sea to deep hypersaline basins. Geology, doi:10.1130/G45339.1.

Levintal, E., Lensky, N.G., Mushkin, A., Weisbrod, N. (2018, discussion) Pipes to Earth's subsurface: The role of atmospheric conditions in controlling air transport through boreholes and shafts. Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss.

Arnon A., Brenner S., Selker J.S., Gertman I., Lensky N.G. (under review) Seasonal dynamics of internal waves governed by stratification stability and wind : Analysis of high resolution observations from the Dead Sea. Limnology and Oceanography.

Levintal E., Dragila M.I., Lensky N.G., Weisbrod N. (under review) Mechanisms controlling stratification and atmospheric exchange of air within large diameter boreholes. J. Geophysical Research - Earth Surface.

​Dente E., Lensky N.G., Morin E., Dunne T., Enzel Y. (under review) Sinuosity evolution along incising channel: New insights from the Jordan River response to the Dead Sea level fall. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Eyal, H., Dente, E., Haviv, I., Enzel, Y., Dunne, T., Lensky N.G. (under review)​ Cross-shelf redistribution of coarse gravel and fluvial incision following shelf exposure: Observations from the Dead Sea. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

 


 

 

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