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A Little About Me...

Dr. Pinhas Alpert, Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, The Mikhael M. Nebenzahl and Amalia Grossberg Chair Professor in Geodynamics

My Office Phone is: 972-3-6407380

My Fax is: 972-3-6409282

My E-mail is: pinhas@post.tau.ac.il

Date and place of birth: Sept. 28, 1949, Jerusalem
Married with Rachel (+8) and live in Moshav Bet-Gamliel

For my publications please press here




  • Messer Yaron H., Alpert P., Zinevich A. and Goldshtein O., Monitoring and mapping of atmospheric phenomena, WIPO Patent Application WO/2007/007312, 2006
  • David N., Alpert P. and Messer-Yaron H., System and method for identifying a hydrometeor, WO 2013124853 A1, 2013


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Research Topics:

  • Factor Separation articles (updated till 2013)
  • Collaborations:

    • NASA/Goddard
      • Data Assimilation Office
      • Aerosols: observations and models
    • NASA EOSDIS Node in Israel- Coordinator by the Israel Space Agency
    • Florida State University: Monsoon and Mediterranean Cyclones, Dust Modeling
    • Louvain - la - Neuve, Belgium: Climate Change over S. Israel

    • We have developed a new method in analyzing atmospheric model simulations entitled "Factor Separation Method". The method is currently used by several groups in US (CSU, Univ. of Washington, NASA), Canada, Belgium, Spain, Israel.

    Professional Academic and Awards:

    • 1965- Israel Psalms Champion for youth
    • 1967- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Distinction Prize
    • 1970- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Distinction Prize
    • 1974- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Grant
    • 1975- Goethe Institute, Munchen, Germany Prize
    • 1980-82- Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA Fellowship
    • 1982- NATO Advanced Study Institute Grant
    • 1983- The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA Fellowship
    • 1995-97- NASA/Goddard, Greenbelt, US NRC Senior Associate
    • 1998- American Men and Women of Sciences (AMWS Book)
    • 2003-08- NASA Goddard Flight Center Goddard Fellow
    • 2004- World Jewish Academy of Sciences Honorary Member
    • 2007-09- Board of Governors of Tel-Aviv University Member as the Senate Delegate
    • 2009 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Medal WIPO Medal, 2009, "for the best invention to predict floods using cellular networks" (with N. David and H. Messer-Yaron)Here is the Certificate
    • 2012- The Mikhael M. Nebenzahl and Amalia Grossberg Chair Professor in Geodynamics
    • 2008-13 Head of Porter School for Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University
    • 2014- 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21th Century 8th Edition
    • 2009- Popular Science Award - Best of What's New in the Security topic for our Flood Warning Invention: Here is the popular science's link: http://www.popsci.com/bown/2009/product/flood-warning