Prof. Pinhas Alpert

Emeritus in Department of Geophysics
חוג למדעי כדור הארץ אמריטוס
Prof. Pinhas Alpert
Phone: 03-6407380
Fax: 03-6409282
Office: Kaplun, 327


  • Atmospheric Dynamics

  • Climate and Climate Change

  • Mesoscale Modeling

  • Numerical Weather Prediction

  • Aerosols Observations and Modelling Dust and Sea-Salt Forecasting

  • Cellular monitoring of the environment



  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Physics and Computer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1970

  • M.Sc. in Physics-Electro Optics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972

  • Ph.D. in Meteorology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1980

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor, Meteorology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1972-1980

  • Lecturer, Geophysics & Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1982-1986

  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Meteorology (CIMMS), The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, 1983

  • Visiting Scientist, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, USA, 1986-1987

  • Visiting Scientist, Meteorology, Reading Univesrity, Reading, England, 1987

  • Visiting Scientist, Meteorology, Penn State University, University Park, USA, 1992

  • NRC Senior Associate, Data Assimilation Office, NASA-GSFC; Goddard Space Flight Center, 1995-1997

  • Professor, Geophysics & Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1998-Today

  • Physics Senior Visitor, Balearic University, Spain, 1998

  • Senior Visitor, Climate & Radiation, NASA-GSFC Aerosol Center, 2000

  • Fellow, NASA-Goddard Space Laboratory, Goddard flight Center Atmosphere, 2003-2008

  • Head, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 2005-2008

  • Head, Tel Aviv University, Porter School for Environmental Studies, 2008-2013

Awards and Prizes

  • Israel “Psalms” Champion for Youth, 1965

  • Distinction Prize, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1967 

  • Distinction Prize, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1970

  • Prize, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany, 1975

  • Harvard Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1980-1982

  • Grant, NATO Advanced Study Institute, 1982

  • Fellowship, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, 1983

  • NRC Senior Associate, NASA/Goddard, Greenbelt, US, 1995-1997

  • American Men & Women of Sciences (AMWS Book), 1998

  • Goddard Fellow, NASA Goddard Flight Center, 2003-2008

  • Honorary Member, World Jewish Academy of Sciences, 2004-

  • Member as the Senate Delegate, Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, 2007-2009

  • Best of What's New Popular Science Award of Flood Warning, 2009

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Medal, WIPO Medal, "for the best invention to predict floods using cellular networks" (with N. David and H. Messer-Yaron), 2009

  • Certificate of Championship of the Lower Jordan River, granted in Limassol, Cyprus, by the Jordanian, Palestinian & Israeli Directors of FoEME-Friends of the Earth Middle East, 2011

  • The Mikhael M. Nebenzahl & Amalia Grossberg Chair Professor in Geodynamics, 2011-2019

  • Head of the Porter School for Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2008-2013

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of DESERVE (Dead Sea Research Venue of the German Helmholtz Society), 2012-2017

  • Most Influential Paper Award by the American Journal of Climate Change (AJCC) to: Pinhas Alpert, Olga Shvainshtein and Pavel Kishcha for the paper: "AOD trends over megacities based on space monitoring using MODIS and MISR", AJCC, 1, 117-131, 2012, 2016

  • Recipient of the EGU Bjerknes Medal Award - Ceremony & Medal Lecture on the EGU General Assembly, April 2018

  • Our study is one of 10 leading curious environmental research in Israel of year 2017 (student doctorant Lee Sever), 2018

  • Award of JSIDRE: Our 2014 Springer Book on "Climate Analysis: Regional Atmospheric Processes, in Climate Change Impacts on Basin Agro-Ecosystems", Editors: Selim Kapur and Tsugihiro Watanabe, won the 2020 Award of JSIDRE (Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering), 2020

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