A list of measurement data gained during field campaigns as well as by long term measurements can be downloaded here.






Al-Halbouni, D., E. P. Holohan, A. Taheri, R. A. Watson, U. Polom, M. P. J. Schöpfer, S. Emam, and T. Dahm (2019), Distinct element geomechanical modelling of the formation of sinkhole clusters within large-scale karstic depressions, Solid Earth, 10(4), 1219–1241,

Al-Halbouni, D., E. P. Holohan, H. Alrshdan, A. Sawarieh, and T. Dahm (2019), Sinkhole morphologies from Photogrammetry and Distinct Element Modeling - an example from the Dead Sea., in Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions. Proceedings of the CAJG conference 12-15 Nov, edited by A. Kallel, Z. A. ERGULER, Z.-D. CUI, A. Karrech, M. KARAKUS, P. Kulatilake, and S. K. Shukla, pp. 467–471, Springer, Hammamet, Tunesia.

J. Barkan, H. Shafir and P. Alpert, "Multi-Factor analysis of DTR variability over Israel in the sea/desert border", Theor. Appl, Clim., accepted, 2019

P. Alpert, R. Radian, N. Halfon and Z. Levin, "Urban Rainfall Anomaly under Intensive Development, 1949–2018, Case of Tel-Aviv, Israel", Atmosphere - Special Issue Climate Variabilities and Changes in the Mediterranean Basin and their Impacts on Mediterranean Societies, 10, 163; doi:10.3390/atmos10040163, 2019.

Hillel N, Wine M, Laronne JB, Licha T, Be’er Shlevin Y, Siebert C (2019): Identifying spatiotemporal variations in groundwater-surface water interactions using shallow pore water chemistry in the Lower Jordan River. Advances in Water Resources (accepted).

Hochman A, Saaroni H, Abramovich F, Alpert P. 2019. Artificial detection of lower frequency periodicity in climatic studies by wavelet analysis demonstrated on synthetic time series. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0331.1

Hochman A, Alpert P, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Messori G. 2019. A new dynamical systems perspective on atmospheric predictability: eastern Mediterranean weather regimes as a case study. Science Advances 5: DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau0936.

Karrasch, B., Horovitz, O., Norf, H., Hillel, N., Hadas, O., Beeri Shlevin, Y. and Laronne, J.B. 2019. Quantitative ecotoxicological impacts of sewage treatment plant effluents on plankton ecosystem services of receiving rivers. Environmental Science, P.

Kunin, P. Alpert and D. Rostkier-Edelstein, "Investigation of sea-breeze/foehn in the Dead Sea valley employing high resolution WRF and observations", AR, accepted, 2019.

Mallast U and Siebert C (2019): Small scale temporal and spatial SGD variability - UAV based thermal infrared indications. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci.

Möller P, Rosenthal E, Siebert C (2019): Comments on “The Sdom evaporite formation in Israel and its relationship with the Messinian Salinity Crisis” by J. Charrach. Carbonates and Evaporites.

Vey, S., F. Alshawaf, D. Al-Halbouni, J. Vüllers, A. Güntner, G. Dick, M. Ramatschi, J. Wickert, and M. Weber (2019), Interplay of climate, water and Solid Earth - Subsidence of the Dead Sea shore, Sci. Rep., in review.

Watson, R. A. et al. (2019), Sinkholes and uvalas in evaporite karst: spatio-temporal development with links to base-level fall on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, Solid Earth, 10, 1451–1468,


Al-Halbouni, D., E. P. Holohan, A. Taheri, M. P. J. Schöpfer, S. Emam, and T. Dahm (2018), Geomechanical modelling of sinkhole development using Distinct Elements : Model verification for a single void space and application to the Dead Sea area, Solid Earth, 9, 1341–1373,

Hochman A, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Alpert P. 2018. The seasons' length in 21st century CMIP5 projections over the eastern Mediterranean. International Journal of Climatology 38(6), 2627-2637. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5448

Hochman A, Mercogliano P, Alpert P, Saaroni H, Bucchignani E. 2018. High-resolution projection of climate change and extremity over Israel using COSMO-CLM. International Journal of Climatology 38(14), 5095-5106. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5714

Hochman, E. Bucchignani, G. Gershtein, S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert, Y. Levi, Y. Yosef, Y. Carmona, J. Breitgand, P. Mercoglianoc and A. L. Zolloc, " Evaluation of regional COSMO-CLM climate simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean for the period 1979–2011", Int. J. Climatol, 38, 1161-1176,. 2018, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5232.

Hochman, A., T. Harpaz, H. Saaronia and P. Alpert, "Synoptic classification in 21st century CMIP5 predictions over the Eastern Mediterranean with focus on cyclones", Int. J. Climatol. 38, 1476-1483, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5260

Kishcha, P., Pinker, R., Gertman, I., Starobinets, B., Alpert, P. (2018). Observations of positive sea surface temperature trends in the steadily shrinking Dead Sea. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18, 3007-3018, .

Krawczyk, C.M. & Polom, U., 2018. Understanding Sinkholes Using Shear Wave Reflection Seismic Imaging in N Germany. In: Misra, A.A., Mukherjee, S. (Eds.), Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images, Wiley Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-119-15832-5, pp. 81-83;

Krawczyk, C.M., 2018. Joint project SIMULTAN - Sinkhole characterization and monitoring with supplementing geophysical methods. Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, pp. 315-322; ISBN 978-0-9910009-8-2.

Metzger, J., Nied, M., Corsmeier, U., Kleffmann, J., and Kottmeier, C.: Dead Sea evaporation by eddy covariance measurements vs. aerodynamic, energy budget, Priestley–Taylor, and Penman estimates, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1135-1155,, 2018.

Möller P, Rosenthal E, Flexer A, Inbar N, Siebert C (2018): Development of the Inland Sea and its evaporites in the Jordan-Dead Sea Transform based on hydrogeochemical considerations and the geological consequences. Int J Earth Sci.

Storz-Peretz, Y. and Laronne, J.B. 2018. The morpho-textural signature of large bedforms in gravel bed channels of various patterns. Hydrological Processes,

Polom, U., H. Alrshdan, D. Al-Halbouni, T. Dahm, A. Sawarieh, M. Y. Atallah, and C. M. Krawczyk (2018), Shear wave reflection seismics yields subsurface dissolution and subrosion patterns: application to the Ghor Al-Haditha sinkhole site, Dead Sea, Jordan, Solid Earth, 9, 1079–1098,

Tschache, S., Wadas, S.H., Polom, U., Krawczyk, C.M., 2018. Combination of 2D shear wave reflection seismics and travel time analysis of borehole geophone data for the investigation of a sinkhole area. Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, pp. 331-339; ISBN 978-0-9910009-8-2.

Uzan, L., S. Egert and P. Alpert, "New insights into the vertical structure of the September 2015 dust storm employing eight ceilometers and auxiliary measurements over Israel", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3203–3221,, 2018.

Vüllers, J., Mayr, G. J., Corsmeier, U., and Kottmeier, C.: Characteristics and evolution of diurnal foehn events in the Dead Sea valley , Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 18169-18186,, 2018

Wadas, S.H., Tschache, S., Polom, U. & Krawczyk, C.M., 2018. Sinkhole imaging and identification of fractures with SH-wave reflection seismic. Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, pp. 307-314; ISBN 978-0-9910009-8-2.


Al-Halbouni, D., Holohan, E.P., Saberi, L., Alrshdan, H., Sawarieh, A., Closson, D., Walter, T.R., Dahm, T. 2017, Sinkholes, subsidence and subrosion on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea as revealed by a close-range photogrammetric survey, Geomorphology, 285, 305–324.

Hochman, A., Bucchignani, E., Gershtein, G., Krichak, S.O., Alpert, P., Levi, Y., Yosef, Y., Carmona, Y., Breitgand, J., Mercogliano, P., Zollo, A., 2017, Evaluation of regional COSMO-CLM climate simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean for the period 1979 – 2011, International Journal of Climatology.

Hochman, A., Harpaz, T., Saaroni, H., Alpert, P., 2017, Synoptic classification in 21st Century CMIP5 predictions over the Eastern Mediterranean with focus on cyclones, International Journal of Climatology.

Hochman , Samuels R A, Baharad A, Givati A, Levi Y, Yosef Y, Saaroni H, Ziv B, Harpaz T, Alpert P. 2017. Evaluation and Projection of Extreme Precipitation Indices in the Eastern Mediterranean based on CMIP5 Multi Model Ensemble. International Journal of Climatology 38(5), 2280-2297. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5334

Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., Gertman, I., Ozer, T., Alpert, P., 2017, Observations of unexpected short-term heating in the uppermost layer of the Dead Sea after a sharp decrease in solar radiation, International Journal of Oceanography, vol. 2017, 12 pp.

Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., Savir, A., Alpert, P., Kaplan, A., 2017, Foehn-induced effects on dust pollution, frontal clouds and solar radiation in the Dead Sea valley, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.

Lott, F.F., Ritter, J.R.R., Al-Qaryouti, M., Corsmeier, U., 2017, On the analysis of wind-induced noise in seismological recordings, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174, 3, 1453-1470.

Naor, R., Potchter, O., Shafir, H., Alpert, P., 2017, An observational study of the summer Mediterranean sea-breeze-front penetration into the complex topography of the Jordan-Rift-Valley, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 127, 1-2, 275-284, doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1635-3.

Provençal, S., Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Elhacham, E., Alpert, P., 2017, AOD distributions and trends of major aerosol species over a selection of the world's most populated cities based on the 1st version of NASA's MERRA Aerosol Reanalysis Urban Climate.

Sever, L., Alpert, P., Lyapustin, A., Wang Y., Chudnovsky, A., 2017, An example of aerosol pattern variability over bright surface using high resolution MODIS MAIAC: The eastern and western areas of the Dead Sea and environs, Atmospheric Environment.

Yosef, G., Alpert, P., Price, C., Rotenberg, E., Yakir, D., 2017, Using EOF analysis over a large area for assessing the climate impact of small scale afforestation in a semi-arid region, JAMC.


Elhacham, E., Alpert, P., 2016, Impact of coastline-intensive anthropogenic activities on the atmosphere from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Data in Dubai (2001-2014), Earth's Future, 4, doi:10.1002/2015EF000325.

Haas, M., Agnon, A., Bindi, D., Parolai, S., Pittore, M., 2016, Data-driven seismic hazard models prepared for a seismic risk assessment in the Dead Sea region, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 2016, 106, 6, 2584-2598.

Khayat, S., Marei, A., Etir, H., et al., 2016, Quantifying the surface water runoff to the Dead Sea under different climate scenarios. A case study from Wadi Arogut, International  Journal of  Water, 10(1): 19.

Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., Alpert, P., 2016, Shallow stratocumulus cloud created below the base of the Saharan Air Layer by the action of Saharan dust, ProScience, 3, 62-66, doi:10.14644/dust.2016.0102016.

Kishcha, P., Rieger, D., Metzger, J., Starobinets, B., Bangert, M., Vogel, H., Schaettler, U., Corsmeier, U., Alpert, P., Vogel, B., 2016, Modeling of a strong dust event in the complex terrain of the Dead Sea valley during the passage of a gust front, Tellus (B), 68, 29751.

Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., Alpert, P., 2016, Modelling of foehn-induced extreme local dust pollution in the Dead Sea valley, Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXV, chapter 6.18, Springer.

Kottmeier, C., et al., 2016, New perspectives on interdisciplinary earth science at the Dead Sea: The DESERVE project, Science of the Total Environment, 1045-1058, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.003,

Magri, F., Moller, S., Inbar, N., Moller, P., Raggad, M., Rödiger, T., Rosenthal, E., Siebert, C., 2016, 2D and 3D coexisting modes of thermal convection in fractured hydrothermal systems - Implications for transboundary flow in the Lower Yarmouk Gorge, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 78: 750-758.

Siebert, C., Rödiger, T., Geyer, S., et al., 2016, Multidisciplinary investigations of the transboundary Dead Sea basin and its water resources, Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation, Springer. 107-127.

Storz-Peretz, Y., Laronne, J.B., Surian, N. and Lucia, A. 2016. Flow recession as a driver to the morpho-texture of braided streams Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41, 754–770. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3861.

Uzan, L., Egert, S., Alpert, P., 2016, Ceilometer evaluation of the eastern Mediterranean summer boundary layer height – first study of two Israeli sites, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 9, 4387–4398.

Welber, M., Le Coz, J., Laronne, J.B., Zolezzi, G., Zamler, D., Dramais, G., Hauet, A., Salvaro, M., 2016, Field assessment of noncontact stream gauging using portable surface velocity radars (SVR), Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2015WR017906.


Hillel, N., Geyer, S.,  Licha, T., Khayat, S., Laronne, J.B., Siebert, S., 2015, Water quality and discharge of the Lower Jordan River, Journal of Hydrology 527: 1096–1105,

Holla, R., Schmitt, S., Frieß, U., Pöhler, D., Zingler, J., Corsmeier, U., Platt, U., 2015, Vertical distribution of BrO in the boundary layer at the Dead Sea, Environmental Chemistry, 12, 4, 438-460.

Holohan, E.P., Schöpfer, M.P.J., Walsh, J.J., 2015, Stress evolution during caldera collapse, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 421, 139-151.
Ilotoviz, E., Shafir, H., Gasch, P., Alpert, P., 2015, Semi operational prediction of the Dead Sea evaporation - A synoptic systems approach, J. Water Resource and Protection, 7, 1058-1074.

Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., Alpert, P., 2015, Saharan dust as a causal factor of significant cloud cover along the Saharan Air Layer in the Atlantic Ocean, Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXIV, chapter 92, Springer, Springer.

Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., Long, C., Kalashnikova, O., Alpert, P., 2015, Saharan dust as a causal factor of hemispheric asymmetry in aerosols and cloud cover over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36, 3423-3445, doi:10.1080/01431161.2015.1060646.

Odeh, T., Rödiger, T., Geyer, S. Schirmer, M., 2015, Hydrological modelling of a heterogeneous catchment using an integrated approach of remote sensing, a geographic information system and hydrologic response units: the case study of Wadi Zerka Ma’in catchment area, north east of the Dead Sea, Environmental Earth Sciences 73(7): 3309-3326.

Salameh, E., M. Alraggad, M., Tarawneh, A., 2014, Disi Water Use for Irrigation - a False Decision and Its Consequences, CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, 42, 12, 1681–1686, doi:10.1002/clen.201300647.

Siebert, C., Rödiger, T., Geyer, S., Laronne, J.B., Hillel, N., Sauter, M,. Mallast, U., 2015, Multidisciplinary investigations of the transboundary Dead Sea basin and its water resources, Springer edited books Borchardt, D., Bogardi, J., Ibisch, R. (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer Berlin.


Haeusler, S., Weber, M., Siebert, C., Holtappels, M., Ortega-Nortega, B., DeBeer, D. Ionescu D., 2014, Sulfate reduction and sulfide oxidation in extremely steep salinity gradients formed by underwater freshwater springs in the Dead Sea, FEMS Microbiology Ecol. Dec,90(3):956-69.

Hirsch-Eshkol, T., Baharad, A., Alpert, P., 2014, Investigation of the dominant factors influencing the ERA15 temperature increments at the subtropical and temperate belts with a focus over the Eastern Mediterranean region, Land.

Lieberman, Y., Samuels, R., Messer, H., Alpert, P., 2014, New algorithm for integration between wireless microwave sensor network and radar for improved rainfall measurement and mapping, Atmos. Meas. Tech.

Mallast, U., Gloaguen, R., Friesen, J., Rödiger, T., Geyer, S. Merz, R., Siebert, C., 2014, How to identify groundwater-caused thermal anomalies in lakes based on multi-temporal satellite data in semi-arid regions, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 18 (7), 2773 – 2787.

Merz, B., Aerts, J., Arnbjerg-Nielsen, K., Baldi, M., Becker, A., Bichet, A., Blöschl, G., Bouwer, L.M., Brauer, A., Cioffi, F., Delgado, J.M., Gocht, M., Guzzetti, F., Harrigan, S,. Hirschboeck, K., Kilsby, C., Kron, W., Kwon, H.-H., Lall, U., Merz, R., Nissen, K., Salvatti, P., Swierczynski, T., Ulbrich, U., Viglione, A., Ward, P.J., Weiler, M., Wilhelm, B., Nied, M., 2014, Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. 14 (7), 1921 – 1942.

Nord, G., Gallart, F., Gratiot, N., Soler, M., Reid, I., Vachtman, D., Latron, J., Martin Vide, J.P., Laronne, J.B., 2014, Applicability of acoustic Doppler devices for flow velocity and discharge estimation in flows with sediment transport, Journal of Hydrology, 509, 504-514,

Poppe, S., Holohan, E.P., Pauwels, E., Cnudde, V., Kervyn, M., 2014, Sinkholes, pit craters, and small calderas: Analog models of depletion-induced collapse analyzed by computed X-ray microtomography, Geological Society of America, Bulletin, v. 127 no. 1-2 p. 281-296.

Raphael, K., Bijovsky, G., 2014, The Coin Hoard from Ceasarea Maritima and the 363 CE Earthquake, Israel Numismatic Research, 09.

Rödiger, T., Geyer, S., Mallast, U., Merz, R., Krause, P., Fischer, C., Siebert, C., 2014, Multi-response calibration of a conceptual hydrological model in the semiarid catchment of Wadi al Arab, Jordan, Journal of Hydrology, 509, 193-206,

Shannak, B., Corsmeier, U., Kottmeier, Ch., Al-Azab, T., 2014, Windtunnel study of 12 dust samplers by large particle size Atmospheric Environment.

Siebert, C., Möller, P., Geyer, S., Kraushaar, S., Dulski, P,. Guttman, J., Subah, A., Rödiger, T., 2014, Thermal waters in the Lower Yarmouk Gorge and their relation to surrounding aquifers, Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry 74(3): 425-441.

Siebert, C., Rödiger, T., Mallast, U., Gräbe, A., Guttman, J., Laronne, J.B., Storz-Peretz, Y., Greenman, A., Salameh, E., Al-Raggad, M., Vachtman, D., Ben Zvi, A., Ionescu, D., Brenner, A., Merz, R., Geyer, S., 2014, Challenges to estimate surface- and groundwater flow in arid regions: The Dead Sea catchment, Science of the Total Environment, 485–486, 828–841,

Vachtman, D., Laronne, J.B., 2014, Estimation of water discharge into the rapidly dwindling Dead Sea using aerial imagery, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59, 8, 1593-1605, doi:10.1080/02626667.2013.852278.


Al-Khashman, O.A., Jaradat, A.Q., Salameh E., 2013, Five-year monitoring study of chemical characteristics of wet atmospheric precipitation in the southern region of Jordan, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(7), 5715-5727, doi:10.1007/s10661-012-2978-1.

Barzilai, R., Laronne, J.B., Reid, I., 2013, Effect of changes in fine-grained matrix on bedload sediment transport in a gravel-bed river, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38(5), 441-448, doi:10.1002/esp.3288.

Mallast, U., Siebert, C., Wagner, B., Sauter, M., Gloaguen, R., Geyer, S., Merz, R., 2013, Localisation and temporal variability of groundwater discharge into the Dead Sea using thermal satellite data, Environmental Earth Sciences, 69(2), 587-603, doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2371-6.

Mallast, U., Schwonke, F., Gloaguen, R., Geyer, S., Sauter, M., Siebert, C., 2013, Airborne thermal data identifies groundwater discharge at the north-western coast of the Dead Sea, Remote Sensing. 5 (12), 6361-6381, doi:10.3390/rs5126361.

Odeh, T., Geyer, S., Rödiger, T., Siebert, C., Schirmer, M.,2013, Groundwater chemistry of strike slip faulted aquifers: the case study of Wadi Zerka Ma'in aquifers, north east of the Dead Sea, Environmental Earth Sciences, 70(1), 393-406, doi:10.1007/s12665-012-2135-8.

Storz-Peretz Y., Laronne, J.B., 2013, Automatic grain sizing of vertical exposures of gravelly deposits: stratigraphic and geomorphologic applications, Sedimentary Geology,

Storz-Peretz Y., Laronne, J.B., 2013, Morpho-textural characterization of dryland braided channels, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 125 (9/10), 1599–1617, doi:10.1130/B30773.1.

Vachtman, D., Laronne, J.B., 2013, Hydraulic geometry of cohesive channels undergoing base level drop, Geomorphology, 197, 76-84,


Bräuer, B., Asch, G., Hofstetter, R., Haberland, Ch., Jaser, D., El-Kelani, R., Weber, M., 2012, Microseismicity distribution in the southern Dead Sea basin and its implications on the structure of the basin, Geophys. J. Int., 188, 873–878, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05318.x.

Bräuer, B., Asch, G., Hofstetter, R., Haberland, Ch., Jaser, D., El-Kelani, R., Weber, M., 2012, High-resolution local earthquake tomography of the southern Dead Sea area, Geophys. J. Int., 191, 881-897, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05668.x.

Ionescu, D., Siebert, C., et al., 2012, Microbial and chemical characterization of underwater fresh water springs in the Dead Sea. PLoS One 7 (6): e38319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038319.

Shentsis, I., Laronne, J.B., Alpert, P., 2012, Red Sea trough floods in the Negev, Israel (1964-2007), Hydrological Sciences Journal, 57(1), 42-51. doi:10.1080/02626667.2011.636922.

Siebert, C., Rosenthal, P., Möller, P., Rödiger, T., Meiler, M., 2012, The hydrochemical identification of groundwater flowing to the Bet She’an-Harod multiaquifer system (Lower Jordan Valley) by rare earth elements, yttrium, stable isotopes (H, O) and Tritium. Appl. Geochem. 27: 703-714, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.11.011.

before 2012

Alpert, P., Osetinsky, I., Ziv, B., Shafir, H., 2004, Semi-objective classification for daily synoptic systems: Application to the Eastern Mediterranean climate change, International Journal of Climatology, 24, 1001-1011, doi:10.1002/joc.1036.

Alpert, P., Krichak, S.O., Shafir, H., Haim, D., Osetinsky, I., 2008, Climatic trends to extremes employing regional modeling and statistical interpretation over the Eastern Mediterranean, Global and Planetary Change, 63, 163-170.

Bowman, D., Svoray, T., Devora, S., Shapira, I., Laronne, J.B., 2010, Extreme rates of channel incision and the shape evolution in response to a continuous, rapid base level fall, the Dead Sea, Israel. Geomorphology.114, 227-237. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.07.004.

Cohen, H., Laronne, J.B., 2005, High rates of sediment transport by flash floods in the Southern Judean Desert, Israel, Hydrological Processes, 19, 1687-1702.

Mallast, U., Gloaguen, R., Geyer, S., Rödiger, T., Siebert, C., 2011, Derivation of groundwater flow-paths based on semi-automatic extraction of lineaments from remote sensing data, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 2665–2678, doi:10.5194/hess-15-2665-2011.

Möller, P., Siebert, C., Geyer, S., Inbar, N., Rosenthal, E., Flexer, A., Zilberbrand, M., 2011, Relationship of brines in the Kinnarot basin, Jordan-Dead Sea Rift Valley. Geofluids. doi:10.1111/j.1468-8123.2011.00353.x.

Schädler, G., Sasse, R., 2006, Analysis of the connection between precipitation and synoptic scale processes in the Eastern Mediterranean using self-organizing maps, Meteorol. Z., 15 (3), 273-278, doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0105.

Shafir, H., Jin, F., Lati, Y., Cohen, M., Alpert, P., 2008, Wind channelling by the Dead-Sea wadis, The Open Atmospheric Sciences Journal, 2, 139-152, doi:10.2174/1874282300802010139.

Shafir, H., Alpert, P., 2011, Regional and local climatic effects on the Dead-Sea evaporation, Climatic Change, 105, 455-468, doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9892-8.

Storz-Peretz, Y., Bowman, D., Laronne, J.B., Svoray, T., 2011, Rapid incision of a small, coarse-grained, steep-fronted fan delta in response to base level fall: The case of Nahal Qedem, the Dead Sea, Israel, Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 36, 467-480. doi: 10.1002/esp.2066.

Vachtman D., Laronne J.B., 2011, Flow structure over bed irregularities in a straight cohesive open channel, Journal Hydraulic Engineering, 137(11), 1335-46.

Vogel, B., Hoose, C., Vogel, H., Kottmeier, Ch., 2006, A model of dust transport applied to the Dead Sea Area, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 15 (6), 611-624, doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0168.




Al-Halbouni, Djamil (PhD): Photogrammetry and distinct element geomechanical modelling of sinkholes and large-scale karstic depressions, (with Torsten Dahm, GFZ and Eoghan P. Holohan, UCD), University of Potsdam,

Hillel, Noa (PhD): Identification and modeling of the spatio-temporal variation of water and pollutant inputs to the Lower Jordan River (with Ralf Merz; Christian Siebert consulting, UFZ, Germany), submitted, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Hochman, Assaf: Analysis of large-scale climate time-series and their downscaling over the Eastern Mediterranean (with Pinhas Alpert), submitted, Tel-Aviv University

Kunin, Pavel: Dynamics of the Dead Sea atmosphere employing high resolution measurements and WRF-Chem model, (with Pinhas Alpert), submitted, Tel-Aviv University

Rodshtein, Maaian (MSc): Investigation of Diurnal Temperature Range (DTR) Variations, (with Pinhas Alpert), Tel-Aviv University

Rubin, Yoav (MSc): Generating air-moisture surface-fields from cellular data (with Pinhas Alpert), Tel-Aviv University

Wilske, Cornelia (PhD): Identification of water origin and water-rock interaction in a complex multi-aquifer system in the Dead Sea Rift by applying chemistry and isotopes. (with Broder Merkel (TUB) and Christian Siebert, UFZ), TU Bergakademie Freiberg


Horowitz, Omer (MA): Characterization of the organic load of the Lower Jordan River: the extracellular enzyme activity technique -EEA (with Bernhard Karrasch, UFZ, Germany). 2018 Wadas, Sonja H. (2018): High-resolution shear wave reflection seismics and borehole seismics as tools for the imaging and the characterization of near-surface subrosion structures. Geowissenschaften, Dissertation TU Berlin + LIAG; depositonce-7247.


Eshel, Adam (MSc): Flash flood generation and alert in the Judean Desert (with Pinhas Alpert, Tel Aviv University, Dept. of Geophysics). 2017

Eshel, A., 2017, Commercial microwave links and radar integration in respect to flash floods responses in the Dead Sea area, TAU, Israel.

Siebert, C., 2017, The application of hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry and remote sensing to investigate water resources in semi-arid regions: the Jordan-Dead Sea Transform, UFZ, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany.


Alrshdan, H., 2016, Sinkhole investigations using shallow seismic shear wave reflection technique at Ghor Al Haditha, Dead Sea, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

Gasch, P.,  2016, Numerische Simulation eines außergewöhnlichen Staubereignisses im östlichen Mittelmeerraum unter Berücksichtigung der Mineralstaub-Strahlungswechselwirkung, KIT, Germany.

Heinrich, L., 2016, Gesteinsinteraktion im Jordanflussbett, UFZ, Tübingen University, Germany.

Lott, F., 2016, Wind systems in the Dead Sea region and footprints in seismic records, KIT, Germany.

Metzger, J., 2016, Wind systems and energy balance in the Dead Sea Valley, KIT, Germany.

Sachse, A., 2016, Water balance of the western Dead Sea catchment by integrated modelling of hydrological and groundwater flow conditions in a structural complex environment, UFZ, TU Dreseden, Germany.


Augenstein, M., 2015, Variation of atmospheric radiation in the Dead Sea area, KIT, Germany.

Göbel, C., 2015, Untersuchung des leicht mobilisierbarem Lanthanoidenanteils in Gesteinen mittels Batch Leaching, UFZ, FH Lübeck, Germany.

Herzog, A., 2015, Periodic circulation within the Dead Sea valley, KIT, Germany.


Braun, M., 2014, Modellierung der Abflusshydraulik eines semiariden Karsteinzugsgebietes in Jordanien (Wadi Al Arab), UFZ, Uni Braunschweig, Germany.

David, N., 2014, Water vapour, fog and rainfall monitoring using commercial microwave network measurements, TAU, Israel.

Gasch, P.,  2014, Turbulent flux measurements at the Dead Sea during DESERVE - a focus on evaporation, TAU, Israel.

Strey, M., 2014, 2-D numerical flow and density modeling in the Dead Sea Group sediments (Darga, Israel), UFZ, TUBAF, Germany.


Hillel, N. 2013, Discharge and water quality of the Lower Jordan River, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Hebrew Engl. abstract).

Storz-Peretz, Y., 2013, Braided river form, texture and stratigraphy in drylands and comparison with humid counterparts, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (English).

before 2012

Grinman, A., 2010. Surface water inflow to the Dead Sea, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Hebrew Engl abstract).

Munwes, Y., 2011, Determining the 3D flow structure and discharge (SGD) of spring water upwelling through the bed of the Dead Sea, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Hebrew Engl. abstract).

Schmitz, S., 2009, Investigation of thermic induced katabatic and valley wind systems at the Dead Sea and its coupling to larger scales, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO), Karlsruhe, Germany (German).

Vachtman, D., 2009,  Formation of entrenched channels: turbulence, microforms and spatio-temporal variations in discharge of the Ein-Fescha Springs: Western Dead Sea shore, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.





Al-Halbouni, D., Holohan, E.P., Walter, T., Alrshdan, H., Sawarieh, A., Dahm, T., 2015, Land subsidence, structures and processes at the Dead Sea shoreline as revealed by a near-field photogrammetry survey at Ghor Haditha, Jordan, EGU General Assembly Vienna 2015, Poster.

Lott, F., Corsmeier, U., Ritter, J., 2015, Seismological and Meteorological Measurements at the Dead Sea to Investigate the Impact of Wind on Seismic Signals, DGG Jahrestagung 2015, Poster.


Vogel, B., Bangert, M., Kottmeier, Ch., Rieger, D., Schad, T., Vogel, H., 2014, Simulation of the Aerosol-Atmosphere Interaction in the Dead Sea Area with COSMO-ART, EGU General Assembly 2014, Poster.


Media Outreach


Krawczyk, C., Maghsoudi, S., Al-Halbouni, D. (2019): Wenn Gesteine sich auflösen: Erdfallstrukturen in Deutschlands Untergrund. System Erde, 9 (1), pp. 32-37; doi:


Kornei, K. (2018) and Alrshdan, Hussam: Subsurface imaging sheds light on Dead Sea sinkholes, AGU, Eos, 99, Published on 12 October 2018.

Krawczyk, C., 2018. Löcher in der Erde – So instabil ist unser Untergrund. TV movie on sinkholes in Germany (45 min),

Krawczyk, C., 2018. The mobile solid Earth - geophysical research from the Earth's core to the magnetosphere. Feature of Department Geophysics at GFZ, launched at AGU TV; (sinkholes and DESERVE images from minute 06:40

Siebert, C., 08.05.2018 - National Geographic Canada: Dead Sea Freshwater springs.

Siebert, C., 07.05.2018 Sächsische Zeitung: Freiberger Taucher im Toten Meer Trani, Olivia and Al-Halbouni, Djamil: Imaggeo on Mondays: Hole in a hole in a hole, EGU Blog - Geolog, published on 29 October 2018


Robert-Artal, Laura and Al-Halbouni, Djamil: Imaggeo on Mondays: Salt shoreline of the Dead Sea, EGU Blog - Geolog, published on 3 July 2017

The Dead Sea, Haaretz, 26/01/2017.


Robert-Artal, Laura and Al-Halbouni, Djamil: Imaggeo on Mondays: The shrinking of Earth’s saltiest lake, EGU Blog - Geolog, published on 5 December 2016

Save the water as part of the "Go-Green-Woche", Pro7, 2016.

The Dead Sea, Gidi Gov 102 FM, 06/2016.


Atmosphärenforschung im Tal des Toten Meers, ESKP, 01/2015.

Austrocknung- KIT-Forscher messen Verdunstung im Toten Meer, Radio KIT, 12/05/2015.

Das Wasser der Westbank verschwindet, Die Zeit online, 20/01/2015.

Erdbebenrisiko am Toten Meer, ESKP, 06/2015.

Erdfälle sind eine massive Gefährdung am Toten Meer, ESKP, 06/2015.

Erdsystemforschung im Tal des Toten Meers, München Querbeet, 01/2015.

Erkundung des Untergrundes aus der Luft, ESKP, 12/2015.

Erkundung von Süßwasserquellen im Toten Meer, ESKP, 12/2015.

Forschung am tiefsten Punkt der Erde, UFZ Newsletter, 02/2015.

Klimaforschung - Der faszinierende Salzsee, Expertenkommission zur Situation der Kleinen Fächer in Baden-Württemberg - Abschlussbericht, 01/2015.


Klimalabor Totes Meer, Länderprofile – Israel, GATE-Germany, Konsortium für Internationales Hochschulmarketing, 08/2015.

Kooperation mit Israel 2: Das Tote Meer wird immer kleiner, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 04/12/2015.

Leipziger Umweltforscher erkunden zusammen mit anderen Fachleuten das Tote Meer, Leipziger Volkszeitung, 02/01/2015.

Positive role of the dust, TV Channel 10 London, 11/02/2015.Wieviel Leben spendet das Tote Meer?,, 12/02/2015.

Zeitbombe Totes Meer,, 24/01/2015.

Sinkende Wasserspiegel: das Tote Meer trocknet aus, ESKP, 05/2015.

Und plötzlich reißt der Boden auf, Die ZEIT online,, 08/07/2015.

Wieviel Leben spendet das Tote Meer?,, 12/02/2015.


Der faszinierende Salzsee - Wissenschaftler aus vier Ländern gehen dem rapiden Umweltwandel am Toten Meer auf den Grund, lookKIT, 02/2014.

DESERVE Forscher untersuchen Wandel im Tal des Toten Meers, KIT press release, 10/12/2014.

Die am tiefsten gelegene meteorologische Messstation, Helmholtz Perspektiven, 11/2014.

Grundwassersituation rund um das Tote Meer wird sich verschlechtern,, 23/07/2014.

New advances in the Dead Sea Research, Israeli Radio Channel 2, 23/12/2014.

The lively wind in the Dead Sea – Researchers try to explain what happens in the lowest place in the world, Haaretz, 05/12/2014.

Thermal anomalies in the region of Ein Feshkha, Wall chart Ein Feshkha Nature Reserve, 01/2014.

Wasser – das kostbare Gut, NDR-Info, 08/08/2014.

Wasser als Waffe, Y-Das Magazin der Bundeswehr, 03/2014.

Wasserprobleme am Toten Meer, Deutsche Welle, 07/12/2014.

Zeitbombe Totes Meer, Frankfurter Rundschau, 18/12/2014.


Der durstige Salzsee, Die Zeit, 14/02/2013.

Sterbehilfe für den Salzsee, Der Spiegel, 16/12/2013.


DESERVE – Forschung am Toten Meer, GFZ-Zeitung, 12/2012.