Prof. Nili Harnik

Department of Geophysics
חוג למדעי כדור הארץ סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Nili Harnik
Phone: 03-6406359
Fax: 03-6409282
Office: Kaplun, 329


The large scale circulation of the troposphere: How the mutual interactions between the Hadley circulation, the zonal jet streams and mid latitude waves shapes the global circulation. How the different dynamical regimes affect the dominant wave modes, the characteristics of internal variability, and the distribution of extreme events.  
The large scale circulation of the stratosphere: The interaction of planetary scale Rossby waves with the polar jets in the stratosphere, how it affects internal variability, and how the dynamics interacts with radiation and ozone.  
Waves and instabilities in geophysical flows: The fundamental processes which shape geophysical fluid flows, like shear flow instabilities, nonlinear equilibration of waves with the mean flow, interaction of waves and turbulence, jet formation and sharpening.



  • B.Sc in Geophysics, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1993

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, MIT, 2000


Academic Appointments

  • Storke Doherty researcher, 2001-2003

  • Storke Doherty Lecturer, 2003-2004

  • Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 2004-2008

  • Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv university, 2008-Today


Awards and Prizes

  • Dean's honors prize, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1992

  • Graduation with honors, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1993

  • Fulbright Grant, United States-Israel Educational Foundation, 1993-1994

  • Charney Prize, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1993-1994

  • Alon Fellowship, Israeli Council for Higher Education, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2004-2007


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