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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 lives 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
  • Messer-Yaron H., David N., Cohen O., Alpert P., Methos, system and computer program product for generating a two dimensional fog map from cellular communication network information, Application Number: 62474724, Confirmation Number: 4421, Attorney Docket Number: 9006-USP, Receipt Date: 22-MAR-2017


    Dynamic Meteorology Course Description (in Hebrew) PDF FILE


Some Recent Invited Lectures:

Newspapers Articles:


  • 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
  • 2016 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.
  • 2018 Recipient of the EGU Bjerknes Medal Award -ceremony & Medal lecture on the EGU General Assembly April 2018
  • 2018 Our study is one of 10 leading curious environmental research in Israel of year 2017 (student doctorant Lee Sever). See: https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5170129,00.html

  • pinhas@post.tau.ac.il