Books

P. Alpert, Rain and Wind- Meteorology and Weather in Jewish Tradition and Modern Science, Mass Publishers, Jerusalem, 134 pp, 2009. (In Hebrew- Title: Geshem VaRuach)

P. Alpert and T. Sholokhman, Factor Separation in the Atmosphere, Applications and Future Prospects, P. Alpert and T. Sholokhman (Eds.), Cambridge University Press, 274pp, 2011. http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521191739

P. Alpert, Diary of a MUCHTAR in Jerusalem, The History of the Beit Yisrael Neighborhood and its Surroundings in the Writings of Rabbi Moshe Yekutiel Alpert (1938-1952) (in Hebrew), Editors Pinhas Alpert, Dotan Goren, Bar-Ilan Univ. Publications, 418pp, published, Nov 2013. http://www.biupress.co.il/website_en/index.asp?id=894

Accepted for Publication


P. Kishcha, S. H. Wang, N. H. Lin, A. da Silva, T. H. Lin, P. H. Lin, G. R. Liu, B. Starobinets and P. Alpert, Differentiating between local and remote pollution in Taiwan, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2018 PDF FILE

Publications in 2018


A. Hochman, E. Bucchignani and P. Alpert, "High-resolution projection of climate change and extremity over Israel using COSMO-CLM", Int. J. Clim., 2018. PDF FILE

S. Berkovic and P. Alpert, 2018, A synoptic study of low tropospheric wind at the Israeli coast", The Open Atm. Sci. J., TOASCJ 12,80-106. PDF FILE

J. Barkan and P. Alpert, "Dust as a potential tracer for the flow over different topographical shapes employing MODIS-Terra observations", Int. J. Geosci., 2018. PDF FILE

P. Alpert and Y. Rubin, First Daily Mapping of Surface Moisture from Cellular Network Data and Comparison with Both Observations/ECMWF Product, GRL, 2018. https://rdcu.be/46pa

R. Raich, P. Alpert and H. Messer, Vertical precipitation estimation using microwave links in conjunction with weather radar, Environments, 5, 74, 2018. PDF FILE

A. Hochman, T. Harpaz, H. Saaroni and P. Alpert, The seasons length in 21st century CMIP5 projections over the eastern Mediterranean, Int. J. Climatol., 2018, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5448 PDF FILE

R. Zamir, P. Alpert and G. Rilov, Increase in weather patterns generating extreme desiccation events: implications for Mediterranean rocky shore ecosystems, Estuaries and Coasts, DOI 10.1007/s12237-018-0408-5, 2018. PDF FILE

Y. Yosef, E. Aguilar and P. Alpert, Detecting and adjusting artificial biases of long?term temperature records in Israel. Int J Climatol., 1-17, https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5500, 2018.

L. Uzan, 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, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-3203-2018, 2018. PDF FILE

Publications in 2017

L. Sever, P.Alpert, A. Lyapustin, Y.Wang and A. Chudnovsky, 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, Volume 165, 359-369, 2017 PDF FILE

H. Itzhak-Ben-Shalom, P. Alpert, O. Potchter and R. Samuels, MODIS summer suhi cross-sections anomalies over the megacities of the monsoon Asia region and global trends, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 11, 121-136, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874282301711010121 PDF FILE

A. Hochman, 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. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5260 PDF FILE

A. 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. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5232 PDF FILE

R. Samuels, A. Hochman, A. Baharad, A. Givati, Y. Levi, Y. Yosef, H. Saaroni, B. Ziv, T. Harpaza and P. Alpert, Evaluation and projection of extreme precipitation indices in the Eastern Mediterranean based on CMIP5 multi-model ensemble, Int. J. Clim., DOI: 10.1002/joc.5334, 2017. PDF FILE

R. Naor, O. Potchter, H. Shafir and P. Alpert, An observational study of the summer Mediterranean Sea breeze front penetration into the complex topography of the Jordan Rift Valley, Theor Appl Climatol, 127, 1-2, 275-284, DOI 10.1007/s00704-015-1635-3, 2017. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, A. Savir, P. Alpert and A. Kaplan, Foehn-induced effects on dust pollution, frontal clouds and solar radiation in the Dead Sea valley, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, doi:10.1007/s00703-017-0521-1, 2017, see http://rdcu.be/qtdu PDF FILE

S. Provensal, P. Kishcha, A. da Silva, E. Elhacham and P. Alpert, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2017.04.001, 2017. PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, I. Gertman, T. Ozer, and P. Alpert, 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, Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5810575, 12 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5810575, 2017. PDF FILE

G. Yosef, P. Alpert, C. Price, E. Rotenberg and D. Yakir, Using EOF analysis over a large area for assessing the climate impact of small scale afforestation in a semi-arid region, JAMC, DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0253.1, 2017. PDF FILE

J. Ostrometzky, A. Eshel, P. Alpert and H. Messer, Induced bias in attenuation measurements taken from commercial microwave links, Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2017 IEEE International Conference, 3744-3748, 2017. PDF FILE

Publications in 2016

Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B. and P. Alpert, Shallow stratocumulus clouds created below the base of the Saharan Air Layer by the action of Saharan dust, ProScience, 3, 62 - 66, DOI:10.14644/dust.2016.010, 2016. PDF FILE

David, N., Harel, O., Alpert, P., Messer, H. 2016, March. Study of attenuation due to wet antenna in microwave radio communication. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP, 4418-4422), IEEE PDF FILE

H. Itzhak-Ben-Shalom, R. Samuels, O. Potchter and P. Alpert, Recent trends and future predictions until 2060 of urban warming in four israeli cities employing the REGCM climate model, American Journal of Climate Change, 5, 464-484, 2016 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, H. Messer and N.David, Meteorology Mobile networks aid weather monitoring, Nature, 537, 617, (29 September 2016), doi:10.1038/537617e PDF FILE

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

N. David, O. Harel, P. Alpert and H. Messer, Study of attenuation due to wet antenna in microwave radio communication, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP 2016, 20-25 March, Shanghai, China, 2016 PDF FILE

M. Gosset, H. Kunstmann, F. Zougmore, F. Cazenave, H. Leijnse, R. Uijlenhoet, C. Chwala, F. Keis, A. Doumounia, B. Boubacar, M. Kacou, P. Alpert, H. Messer, J. Rieckermann and J. Hoedjes, Improving rainfall measurement in gauge poor regions thanks to mobile telecommunication networks, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97, 3, ES49-ES51, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00164.1, 2016. PDF FILE

C. Kottmeier, A. Agnon, D. Al-Halbouni, P. Alpert, U. Corsmeier, T. Dahm, A.Eshel, S. Geyer, M. Haas, E. Holohan, N. Kalthoff, P. Kishcha, C. Krawczyk, J. Lati, J. B. Laronne, F. Lott, U. Mallast, R. Merz, J. Metzger, A. Mohsen, E. Morin, M. Nied, T. Rodiger, E. Salameh, A. Sawarieh, B. Shannak, C. Siebert and M. Weber, New perspectives on interdisciplinary earth science at the Dead Sea The DESERVE project, Science of The Total Environment, 544, 1045-1058, DOI 10.1016 j.scitotenv.2015.12.003., 2016. PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, D. Rieger, J. Metzger, B. Starobinets, M. Bangert, H. Vogel, U. Schaettler, U. Corsmeier, P. Alpert and Vogel B., 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, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v68.29751 PDF FILE

E. Elhacham and P. Alpert, 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, 2016. PDF FILE

S. O. Krichak, S. B. Feldstein, P. Alpert, S. Gualdi, E. Scoccimarro and J.-I. Yan, Discussing the role of tropical and subtropical moisture sources in cold season extreme precipitation events in the Mediterranean region from a climate change perspective, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 269-285, 2016, doi 10.5194 nhess-16-269-2016 PDF FILE

Publications in 2015

N. David, O. Sendik, H. Messer, and P. Alpert, Cellular network infrastructure: The future of fog monitoring? Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 1687-1698, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00292.1 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00292.1, 2015 PDF FILE See also PhysicsToday review Link

Yuval, M. Sorek-Hamer, A. Stupp, P. Alpert and D. M. Broday, Characteristics of east Mediterranean dust variability on small spatial and temporal scales, Atm. Env., 120, 51-60, doi 10.1016 j.atmosenv.2015.08.058, 2015. PDF FILE

P. Alpert and J. Barkan, Dust as a potential tracer for the flow over topography, IJG, 6, 42-50, 2015. PDF FILE

Harel., O, David, N., Alpert, P. and Messer, H., The potential of microwave communication networks to detect dew using the GLRT- experimental study, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 4396-4404 ,2015 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, A. da Silva, B. Starobinets, C. Long, O.Kalashnikova and P. Alpert, Saharan dust as a causal factor of hemispheric asymmetry in aerosols and cloud cover over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, IJRS, Vol. 36, No. 13, 3423-3445, doi.org 10.1080 01431161.2015.1060646, 2015. PDF FILE

N. Haikin, E. Galanti, T. G. Reisin, Y. Mahrer and P. Alpert, Inner structure of atmospheric inversion layers over Haifa Bay in the Eastern Mediterranean, Boundary-Layer Meteorol, 156, 471-487, DOI 10.1007 s10546-015-0038-4, 2015 PDF FILE

E. Ilotoviz, H. Shafir, P. Gasch and P. Alpert, Semi operational prediction of the Dead Sea evaporation- A synoptic systems approach, special issue on Evapotranspiration Research of the Journal of Water Resource and Protection - JWARP, 7, 1058-1074, DOI 10.4236 jwarp.2015.713087, 2015. PDF FILE

Publications in 2014

Y. Lieberman, R. Samuels, H. Messer and P. Alpert, New algorithm for integration between wireless microwave sensor network and radar for improved rainfall measurement and mapping, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3549-3563, 2014.PDF FILE

P. Drobinski, V. Ducrocq, P. Alpert, E. Anagnostou, K. Branger, M. Borga, I. Braud, A. Chanzy, S. Davolio, G. Delrieu, C. Estournel, N. Filali Boubrahmi, J. Font, V. Grubii, S. Gualdi, V. Homar, B. Ivanan-Picek, C. Kottmeier, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, P. Lionello, M. C. Llasat, W. Ludwig, C. Lutoff, A. Mariotti, E. Richard, R. Romero, R. Rotunno, O. Roussot, I. Ruin, S. Somot, I. Taupier-Letage, J. Tintore, R. Uijlenhoet, H. Wernli, HyMeX A 10-Year Multidisciplinary Program on the Mediterranean Water Cycle, BAMS, Volume 95, Issue 7, 1063-1082, 2014.PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, A. da Silva, B. Starobinets and P. Alpert, Air pollution over the Ganges basin and north-west Bay of Bengal in the early post-monsoon season based on NASA MERRAero data, J. Geophys. Res., Atmos., 119, doi:10.1002/2013JD020328, 2014. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Kishcha, A. da Silva, B. Starobinets, C. Long, O. Kalashnikova, and P. Alpert, Meridional distribution of aerosol optical thickness over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 14, 23309-23339, doi 10.5194 acpd-14-23309-2014, 2014.PDF FILE


A. Jansa, P. Alpert, P. Arbogast, A. Buzzi, B. Ivancan-Picek, V. Kotroni, M. C. Llasat, C. Ramis, E. Richard, R. Romero, and A. Speranza, MEDEX: a general overview, doi 10.5194 nhess-14-1965-2014, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences NHESS, 14, 1965-1984, 2014.PDF FILE

J. Barkan and P. Alpert, A unique case-study of near-circular Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4, 164-170, 2014. PDF FILE

T. Hirsch-Eshkol, A. Baharad and P. Alpert, 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, 3, 1015-1036; doi 10.3390 land3031015, 2014.PDF FILE

Publications in 2013

B. Ziv, H. Saaroni, R. Pargament T. Harpaz and P. Alpert, Trends in Rainfall Regime over Israel, 1975-2010, and their Relation to the Variations in the Synoptic Systems and Large-Scale Oscillations, For a Special Issue on The climate of the Mediterranean region: recent progresses and climate change impacts in the Regional Environmental Changes Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10113-013-0414-x, 2013.PDF FILE

R. Samuels, M. Harel and P. Alpert, A new methodology for weighting high resolution model simulations to project future rainfall in the Middle East, Climate Research, doi 10.3354cr01147, 57, 51-60, 2013. PDF FILE

N. David, P. Alpert and H. Messer, The potential of commercial microwave networks to monitor dense fog feasibility study, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 118.20, 11,750-11,761, 2013. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version


N. David, P. Alpert and H. Messer, The potential of cellular network infrastructures for sudden rainfall monitoring in dry climate regions, Atmospheric Research, 131, 13-21, 2013. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

Publications in 2012

N. David and P. Alpert, Novel method for fog monitoring using cellular networks infrastructures, AMTD, 2012.PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, C. N. Long and P. Alpert, Unexpected increasing AOT trends over north-west Bay of Bengal in the early post-monsoon season. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D23208, doi 10.10292012JD018726, 2012. PDF FILE

H. Messer, A. Zinevich and P. Alpert, Environmental sensor networks using existing wireless communication systems for rainfall and wind velocity measurements, IEEE Ins. Measur., 15, 2, 32-38, 2012. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, O. Shvainshtein, and P. Kishcha, AOD trends over megacities based on space monitoring using MODIS and MISR, American Journal of Climate Change, 1, 117-131, doi:10.4236/ajcc.2012.13010 Published Online September 2012 (http://www.SciRP.org/journal/ajcc), 2012. Also highlighted by the Editor in the Journal News, 2013,2, entitled: Journal News: Pinhas Alpert et al.' Research, has been reported widely by the Media PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

C. Carnevale, G. Finzi, E. Pisoni, M. Volta, M., P. Kishcha, and P. Alpert, Integrating Saharan dust forecasts into a regional chemical transport model: a case study over Northern Italy, Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 417-418, 224-231, 2012. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Israelevich, E. Ganor, P. Alpert, P. Kishcha, and A. Stupp, Seasonal variations of Saharan dust transport over the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D02205, doi:10.1029/2011JD016482, 2012. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, R. Udisti, S. Becagli, A. di Sarra, D. Sferlazzo, C. Bommarito and P. Alpert, Sea-salt aerosol mass concentration oscillations after rainfall, derived from long-term measurements in Lampedusa (Central Mediterranean), ISRN Meteorology, vol. 2012, Article ID 679120, 8 pages, doi 10.5402/2012/679120, 2012. PDF FILE

Yuval, D. M. Broday and P. Alpert, Exploring the applicability of future air quality predictions based on synoptic system forecasts, Env. Poll., 166, 65-74, 2012. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

A. Rayitsfeld, R. Samuels, A. Zinevich, U. Hadar and P. Alpert, Comparison of two methodologies for long term rainfall monitoring using a commercial microwave communication system, Atmospheric Research, 104-105, 119-127, 2012. PDF FILE

L. Uzan and P. Alpert, The coastal boundary layer and air pollution - a high temporal resolution analysis in the east Mediterranean Coast, TOASJ, 6, 9-18, 2012. PDF FILE

I. Shentsis, J. B. Laronne and P. Alpert, Red Sea Trough flood events in the Negev, Israel 1964-2007, Hydrological Sciences Journal - Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques, 57 1, 42-51, 2012. PDF FILE REQUEST Eearlier Version

Publications in 2011

A. Rimmer, A. Givati, R. Samuels and P. Alpert, Using ensemble of climate models to evaluate future water and solutes budgets in Lake Kinneret, Israel, J. Hydro., 410, 248-259, 2011. PDF FILE

R. Samuels, G. Smiatek, S. Krichak, H. Kunstmann and P. Alpert, Extreme value indicators in highly resolved climate change simulations for the Jordan River area, JGR, 116, D24123, doi 10.1029/2011JD016322, 2011. PDF FILE

S. O. Krichak, J. S. Breitgand, R. Samuels and P. Alpert, A double-resolution transient RCM climate change simulation experiment for near-coastal eastern zone of the Eastern Mediterranean region, Theor Appl Climatol 103, 167-195, DOI 10.1007/s00704-010-0279-6 2011. PDF FILE

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

P. Kishcha, S. Nickovic, B. Starobinets, A. di Sarra, R. Udisti, S. Becagli, D. Sferlazzo, C. Bommarito and P. Alpert, Sea-salt aerosol forecasts compared with daily measurements at the island of Lampedusa, Atmos. Res., 100, 28 - 35, 2011. PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, O. Kalashnikova and P. Alpert, Aerosol optical thickness trends and population growth in the Indian subcontinent. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1-13, 2011. PDF FILE

Z. Levin, N. Halfon and P. Alpert, Reply to comment by Ben-Zvi, A., D. Rosenfeld and A. Givati on the paper-Levin, Z., N. Halfon and P. Alpert, Reassessment of rain experiments and operations in Israel including synoptic considerations, Atmos. Res. 97, 513-525. DOI 10.1016 j.atmosres.2010.06.011, Atm. Res., 99, 593-596, 2011. PDF FILE

F. Jin,, A. Kitoh, and P. Alpert, Climatological relationships among the moisture budget components and rainfall amounts over the Mediterranean based on a super-high-resolution climate model, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D09102, doi:10.1029/2010JD014021, 2011. PDF FILE

Publications in 2010

H. Saaroni, B. Ziv, I. Osetinsky and P. Alpert, Factors governing the Inter-Annual Variation and the Long-term Trend of the 850-hPa Temperature over Israel, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. Part B, 136, 305-318, 2010. PDF FILE

J. Ben-Asher, P. Alpert and A. Ben-Zvi, Dew is a major factor affecting vegetation water use efficiency rather than a source of water in the eastern Mediterranean area, Wat Res. Res., 46, W10532, 8 PP. doi:10.1029 2008WR007484, 2010. PDF FILE

A. Zinevich, H. Messer and P. Alpert, Prediction of rainfall intensity measurement errors using commercial microwave communication links, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 1385-1402, 2010 PDF FILE

J. Barkan, P. Alpert, Synoptic analysis of a rare event of Saharan dust reaching the Arctic Region, Weather, 65:8, 208-211, 2010 PDF FILE

Z. Levin, N. Halfon and P. Alpert, Reassessment of rain enhancement experiments and operations in Israel including synoptic considerations, Atmospheric Research, 97, 513-525, 2010. PDF FILE

R. Samuels, A. Rimmer, A. Hartmann, S. Krichak, and P. Alpert, Climate Change impacts on Jordan River flow: Downscaling application from a Regional Climate Model, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 4, 860-879, 2010. PDF FILE

F. Jin, J., A. Kitoh and P. Alpert, Water cycle changes over the Mediterranean: a comparison study of a super-high-resolution global model with CMIP3. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A., 368, 1-13, 2010. PDF FILE

J. Barkan and P. Alpert, The linkage between solar insolation and dust in the major world deserts, The Open Atm. Sci. J., 4, 101-113, 2010. PDF FILE

E. Ganor, I. Osetinsky, A. Stupp, and P. Alpert, Increasing trend of African dust, over 49 years, in the eastern Mediterranean, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D07201, doi:10.1029/2009JD012500, 2010. PDF FILE

H. Saaroni, N. Halfon, B. Ziv, P. Alpert and H. Kutiel, Links between the rainfall regime in Israel and location and intensity of Cyprus Lows, Int. J. Climatol., 30, 1014-1025, DOI: 10.1002/joc.1912, 2010. PDF FILE

E. Ganor, A. Stupp, I. Osetinsky and P. Alpert, Synoptic Classification of lower troposphere profiles for Dust days, JGR, 115, D11201, doi:10.1029/2009JD012638, 2010. PDF FILE

Publications in 2009

P. Alpert and F. Jin, Future predictions of moisture budget over the eastern Mediterranean based on a super-high-resolution global model, Proceeding of the Dahlia Greidinger International Symposium, Crop Production in the 21st Century: Global Climate Change, Environmental Risks and Water Scarcity March 2-5, 2009 Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel, 2009. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, N. Halfon and Z. Levin, Reply to comment by A. Givati and D. Rosenfeld On the paper by Alpert, P., N. Halfon and Z. Levin: Does air pollution really suppress precipitation in Israel?, JAMC, 48, 8, 1733-1746, 2009. PDF FILE

E. Ganor, A. Stupp and P. Alpert, A method to determine the effect of mineral dust aerosols on air quality, Atm. Env., 43, 5463-5468, 2009. PDF FILE

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert and P. Kunin, Numerical Simulation of Seasonal Distribution of Precipitation over the Eastern Mediterranean with a RCM, Climate Dynamics, 2009. PDF FILE

R. Samuels, A. Rimmer and P. Alpert, Effect of Extreme Rainfall Events on the Water Resources of the Jordan River, Journal of Hydrology, 375, 513-523, doi:10.1016j. hydrol.2009.07.001, 2009. PDF FILE

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert and P. Kunin, Projections of climate change over non-boreal east-Europe during first half of the twenty-first century according to results of a transient RCM simulation, Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe., 276 p. P.Y. Groisman and S. I. Ivanov, Editors. Springer Science + Business Media B.V pp. 55-62, 2009 PDF FILE

A. Zinevich, H. Messer, P. Alpert, Frontal rainfall observation by a commercial microwave communication network, J. Appl. Met. Clim., 48(7), 1317-1334, 2009. PDF FILE

Y. Yosef, H. Saaroni and P. Alpert, Trends in daily rainfall Intensity over Israel 1950/1-2003/4, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 3, 196-203, 2009 PDF FILE

I. Carmona and P. Alpert, Synoptic classification of moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer aerosols over Israel, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D07208, doi:10.1029/2008JD010160, 2009. PDF FILE

N. David, Alpert, P. and H. Messer, Technical Note: Novel method for water vapour monitoring using wireless communication networks measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2413-2418, 2009. PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, O. Kalashnikova, C. N. Long, and P. Alpert, Variations of meridional aerosol distribution and solar dimming, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D00D14, doi:10.1029/2008JD010975, 2009. PDF FILE

N. Halfon, Z. Levin and P. Alpert, Temporal rainfall fluctuations in Israel and their possible link to urban and air pollution effects, Environ. Res. Lett. 4, (12pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/4/2/025001, 2009. PDF FILE

Publications in 2008

A. Zinevich,, P. Alpert and H. Messer, Estimation of rainfall fields using commercial microwave communication networks of variable density, Advances in Water Resources, 31, 1470-1480, 2008. PDF FILE

J. Garty, H. Lehr, R. L. Garty-Spitz, E. Ganor, A. Stupp, P. Alpert and I. Osetinsky, Temporal fluctuations of mineral concentrations as related to the physiological status of the lichen Ramalina lacera (With.) J. R. Laund, Isr. J. Plant Sci., 56, , 361-369, DOI: 10.1560/IJPS.56.4.361, 2008. PDF FILE


A. Mariotti, N. Zeng, J. H. Yoon, V. Artale, A. Navarra, P. Alpert and Z. X. Li, Mediterranean water cycle changes: transition to drier 21st century conditions in observations and CMIP3 simulations, Environmental Research Letters, 3, 044001 (8pp) doi:10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044001, 2008. PDF FILE

A. Kitoh, A. Yatagai and P. Alpert, Reply to comment by Ben-Zvi and Givati On First super-high-resolution model projection that the ancient Fertile Crescent will disappear in this century, HRL, 2, 46, 2008. PDF FILE

I. Carmona, Y.Kaufman and P.Alpert, Using numerical weather prediction errors to estimate aerosol heating , Tellus 60B, 729-741, 2008. PDF FILE


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

J. Barkan and P. Alpert, Synoptic patterns associated with dusty and non-dusty seasons in the Sahara, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007 s00704-007-0354-9, 2008. PDF FILE

H. Shafir, F. Jin, Y. Lati, M. Cohen and P. Alpert, Wind channeling by the Dead-Sea wadis, The Open Atmospheric Sciences Journal, 2, 140-153, 2008. PDF FILE

H. Messer, O. Goldshtein, A. Rayitsfeld and P. Alpert, Recent results of rainfall mapping from cellular network measurements in ICASSP, 5157-5160, 2008. PDF FILE

P. Alpert and P. Kishcha, Quantification of the effect of urbanization on solar dimming, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08801, doi 10.1029/2007GL033012, 2008. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, N. Halfon and Z. Levin, Does air pollution really suppress precipitation in Israel?, J. Appl. Meteoro. And Climatolo., 47, 4, 933-943, 2008. PDF FILE

A. Yatagai, P. Alpert and P. Xie, Development of a daily gridded precipitation data set for the Middle East, Advance in Geosciences., 12, 1-6, 2008. PDF FILE

P. Alpert and H. Savijärvi, On the numerical asymmetry in calculating Coriolis terms through the splitting method in a mesoscale model, Int. J. Environment and Pollution, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2008. PDF FILE

A. Kitoh, A. Yatagai and P. Alpert, First super-high-resolution model projection that the ancient Fertile Crescent will disappear in this century, Hydrological Research Letters, 2, 1-4, DOI 10.3178 HRL.2.1, 2008. PDF FILE

Publications in 2007

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert, K. Bassat and P. Kunin, The surface climatology of the eastern Mediterranean region obtained in a three-member ensemble climate change simulation experiment, Advance in Geosciences, 12, 67-80, 2007 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, and P. Alpert, Latitudinal variations of cloud and aerosol optical thickness trends based on MODIS satellite data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L05810, doi 10.1029/2006GL028796, 2007 PDF FILE

S. Krichak, P. Alpert, and M. Dayan, Southeastern Mediterranean PV streamer and its role in December 2001 case with torrential rains in Israel, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Science, 7, 21-32, 2007 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, P. Alpert, A. Shtivelman, S. Krichak, J. Joseph, G. Kallos, P. Katsafados, C. Spyrou, G. P. Gobbi, F. Barnaba, S. Nickovic, C. Perez and J. Baldasano, Forecast errors in dust vertical distributions over Rome (Italy) Multiple particle size representation and cloud contributions, J. Geophy. Res., 112, D15205, doi 10.1029 2006JD007427, 2007 PDF FILE

Publications in 2006

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert and M. Dayan, A Dynamic Tropopause Perspective of Teleconnection between Hurricane Olga and the Torrential Rains of 4-5 December 4-5 2001 in Israel, Meteorol. Atmosph. Phys. DOI 10.1007 s00703-006-0230-7, 2006 PDF FILE

B. Ziv, H. Saaroni and P. Alpert, The summer climate in Israel and its connection to the Monsoon, MERCHAVIM special issue in honour of Prof. Arie Bitan, 315-331, 2006

I. Osetinsky and P. Alpert, Calendaricities and multimodality in the Eastern Mediterranean cyclonic activity, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 587-596. SRef-ID: 1684-9981/nhess/2006-6-587, 2006 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, R. Ilani, A. da-Silva, A. Rudack and M. Mandel, Seasonal prediction for Israel winter precipitation based on northern Hemispheric EOF, MERCHAVIM special issue in honour of Prof. Arie Bitan, 397-412, 2006 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, C. Price, S. Krichak, B. Ziv, H. Saaroni and I. Osetinsky, Mediterranean climate and some tropical teleconnections, Nuovo Cimento Della Societa Italiana Di Fisica C-Geophysics and Space Physics, 29(1), 89-97, 2006 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, D. Niyogi, R.A. Pielke,Sr., J. L. Eastman, Y.K. Xue, and S. Raman, Evidence for carbon dioxide and moisture interactions from the leaf cell up to global scales: Perspective on human-caused climate change, Global Planetary Change (LCLUC Special Issue), 54, 202-208, 2006 PDF FILE

J. Shamoun-Barares, E. van Loon, D. Alon, P. Alpert, Y. Yom-Tov and Y. Leshem, Is there a connection between weather at departure sites, onset of migration and timing of soaring bird autumn migration in Israel?, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 15, 541-552, 2006 PDF FILE

H. Messer, A. Zinevich and P. Alpert, Environmental monitoring by wireless communication networks, Science, 312, p. 713, 2006 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, S. O. Krichak, M. Dayan and H. Shafir, Climatic trends over the Eastern Mediterranean: past and future projections, CLIVAR Exchanges, 11, 2, 12-13, April 2006 PDF FILE

P. Lionello, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, P. Alpert, V. Artale, R. Boscolo, L. Li, J. Luterbacher, W. May, R. Trigo, M. Tsimplis, U. Ulbrich and E. Xoplaki, MedCLIVAR: Mediterranean Climate Variability, CLIVAR Exchanges, 11, 2, 3-5, April 2006 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, J. Barkan, and P. Kishcha, A potential climatic index for total Saharan dust: the Sun insolation, J Geophy. Res., 111, D01103, doi:10.1029/2005JD006105, 2006 PDF FILE

Publications in 2005

S. O. Krichak and P. Alpert, Signatures of the NAO in the atmospheric circulation during wet winter months over the Mediterranean region, Teor. Appl. Climatol., 82(1-2), 27-39, 2005 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, G. P. Barnaba, P. Gobbi, P. Alpert, A. Shtivelman, S.O. Krichak, and J.H. Joseph, Vertical distribution of Saharan dust over Rome (Italy): Comparison between 3-year model predictions and lidar soundings, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmosph. 110 (D6): Art. No. D06208 MAR 25, 2005 PDF FILE

B. Ziv , H. Saaroni, A. Baharad, D. Yekutieli and P. Alpert, Indications for aggravation in Summer heat conditions over the Mediterranean basin, Geoph. Res. Lett., 32, L12706, doi:10.1029/2005GL022796, 2005 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, P. Kishcha, Y.J. Kaufman, and R. Schwarzbard, Global dimming or local dimming?: Effect of urbanization on sunlight availability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L17802, doi:10.1029/2005GL023320, 2005 PDF FILE

S. Krichak and P. Alpert, Decadal trends in the East-Atlantic West Russia pattern and the Mediterranean precipitation, Intern. J. of Climatol., 25, 183-192, 2005 PDF FILE

X. Zhang, E. Aguilar, S. Sensoy, H. Melkonyan, U. Tagiyeva, N. Ahmed, N. Kutaladze, F. Rahimzadeh, A. Taghipour, T. H. Hantosh, P. Alpert, M. Semawi, M. K. Ali, M. H. S. Al-Shabibi, Z. Al-Oulan, T. Zatari, I. Al Dean Khelet, S. Hamoud, R. Sagir, M. Demircan, M. Eken, M. Adiguzel, L. Alexander, T. C. Peterson, and T. Wallis, Trends in Middle East climate extreme indices from 1950 to 2003, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D22104, doi:10.1029/2005JD006181, 2005 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, C. Price, S. O. Krichak, B. Ziv, H. Saaroni, I. Osetinsky, J. Barkan, and P. Kishcha, Tropical tele-connections to the Mediterranean climate and weather, Advances in Geosciences, 2, 157-160, 2005 PDF FILE

Publications in 2004

J. Barkan, H. Kutiel and P. Alpert, Climatology of dust sources over the North African region, based on TOMS data, Indoor-Built Environ., Vol. 13, 407-419, 2004 PDF FILE

J. Barkan, P. Alpert, H. Kutiel, P. Kishcha,The Synoptics of dust transportation days from Africa toward Italy and Central Europe, J. Geophy. Res., 109, xxxxxx, doi:10.1029/2003 JD004416, 2004 PDF FILE

I. Osetinsky, P. Alpert, Evaluation of GCM RCM by the classified synoptic systems approach, In 84th AMS Meeting, 17th Conference on Probablity and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, USA, January 2004. PDF FILE

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert, M. Dayan, Role of atmospheric processes associated with hurricane Olga in December 2001 floods in Israel, J. of Hydrometeorology, Vol. 5, no. 6, 1259-1270, 2004 PDF FILE

B. Ziv, H. Saaroni and P. Alpert, The factors governing the summer regime of the eastern Mediterranean, Intern. J. of Climatol., 24, 1859-1871, 2004 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, I. Osetinsky, B. Ziv, H. Shafir, Semi-objective classification for daily synoptic systems: Application to the Eastern Mediterranean climate change, Int. J. Climatol., 24, 1001-1011, 2004 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, I. Osetinsky, B. Ziv and H. Shafir, A new seasons definition based on the classified daily synoptic systems: An example for the Eastern Mediterranean, Intern. J. of Climatol., 24, 1013-1021, 2004 PDF FILE

Y. Barkan, P. Kishcha, H. Kutiel, P. Alpert, The synoptics of dust intrusion days from the African Continent into the Atlantic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D8, DO8201, 2003JD004416, 2004 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, P. Kishcha, A. Shtivelman, S. O. Krichak and J. H. Joseph, Vertical distribution of Saharan dust based on 2.5- year model predictions, Atmos. Res., 70(2), 109-130, May 2004 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, The water crisis in the E. Mediterranean-and relation to global warming?, Water in the Middle-East and N. Africa (Eds. F. Zereini & W. Jaeschke), Springer, 55-61, 2004 PDF FILE

Publications in 2003

H. Saaroni, B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Long-term variations in summer temperatures over the eastern Mediterranean, Geoph. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, N0. 18, 1946, doi:10.1029/2003GL017742, 2003 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Osetinsky, I.,Ziv, B. and Shafir, H., A new definition to the seasons based on synoptic systems and example for Israel, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, Vol. 12, Ariel, 371-378 (in Hebrew), 2003

J. Shamoun-Baranes, A. Baharad, P. Alpert, P. Berthold, Y. Leshem, Y. Yom-Tov and Y. Dvir, The effect of wind, season and latitude on the migration speed of White Storks (Ciconia ciconia) along the eastern migration route, J. of Avian Biology, 34, 97-104, 2003 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, P. Alpert, J. Barkan, I. Kirchner and B. Machenhauer, Atmospheric response to Saharan dust deduced from ECMWF reanalysis (ERA) temperature increments, Tellus, 55B, 4, 901-913, 2003 PDF FILE

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Rotation of mid-latitude binary cyclones: A potential vorticity approach, Theor. and Appl. Climatol., 76, 3-4, 189-202, 2003 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and M. Rabinovich-Hadar, Pre- and post- frontal lines - A meso gamma scale analysis over south Israel, J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 2994-3008, 2003 PDF FILE

Publications in 2002

P. Alpert, T. Ben-Gai, A. Baharad, Y. Benjamini, D. Yekutieli, M. Colacino, L. Diodato, C. Ramis, V. Homar, R. Romero, S. Michaelides and A. Manes, The paradoxical increase of Mediterranean extreme daily rainfall in spite of decrease in total values, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 11, 31-1 - 31-4, (June issue), 2002 PDF FILE

S. Krichak, M. Tsidulko and P. Alpert, A study of an INDOEX period with aerosol transport to the E. Mediterranean area, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres, 107(D21), 4582, doi:10.1029/2001JD001169, 2002 PDF FILE

S. Krichak, P. Kishcha and P. Alpert, Decadal trends of main Eurasian oscillations and the Mediterranean precipitation, Theor. and Applied Climatology, 72, 209-220, 2002 PDF FILE

M. Tsidulko, S.O. Krichak, P. Alpert, O. Kakaliagou, G. Kallos and A. Papadopoulos, Numerical study of a very intensive E. Mediterranean dust storm - 13-16 March 1998, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmospheres 107(D21), 4581, doi:10.1029/2001JD001168, 2002 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Earth drinks from upper water, (In Hebrew: Kol HaOlam Kulo Mimayim HaElionim Hu Shote), Techumin, Vol. 22, 543-544, 2002 DOC FILE

P. Alpert, A. Goikhman, J. Katznelson and M. Tsidulko, Numerical weather prediction on the supercomputer Toolkit, Proceeding of the 4th Int. Symposium on High Performance Computing ISHPC, 2002, Kansai Science City, Japan, May 2002, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2327, Springer Verlag, pp 335-345, 2002 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, S.O. Krichak, M. Tsidulko, H. Shafir and J.H. Joseph, A dust prediction system with TOMS initialization, Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 130, No.9, pp. 2335-2345, 2002 PDF FILE

S. Krichak and P. Alpert, A fractional approach to the factor separation method, J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 59, No. 14, pp. 2243-2252, 2002 PDF FILE

Publications in 2001

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes, P. Alpert and S. Rubin, Temperature and surface pressure anomalies in Israel and the North Atlantic Oscillation, Theoret. And Appl. Climatology, 69, 171-177, 2001 PDF FILE

B.H. Lynn, D.R. Stauffer, P.J. Wetzel, W.K. Tao, P. Alpert, N. Perlin, R.D. Baker, R. Munoz, A. Boone and Y. Jia, Mesoscale simulations of a Florida sea-breeze using the PLACE land surface model coupled to a 1.5-order turbulent parameterization, Mon. Wea. Rev., 129, No. 6 (June), 1441-1461, 2001 PDF FILE

U. Andersen, E. Kaas and P. Alpert, Using analysis increments to estimate atmospheric heating rates following volcanic eruptions, Geoph.
Res. Lett., 28, 991-994, 2001 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and E. Ganor, Sahara mineral dust measurements from TOMS - Comparison to surface observations over the Middle East for the extreme dust storm, 14-17 March 1998, J. Geophy. Res., 106, No. D16, 18,275-, 2001 PDF FILE

N. Perlin and P. Alpert, Effects of land-use modification on potential increase of convection - A numerical study in south Israel, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 22,621-22,634, 2001 PDF FILE

M. Tsidulko and P. Alpert, Synergism of upper-level potential vorticity and mountains in Genoa lee cyclogenesis - A numerical study, Meteor.
Atmos. Physics, Vol. 78, Issue 3/4, 261-285, 2001 PDF FILE

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes and P. Alpert, Climatic variations in the moisture and instability patterns of the atmospheric boundary layer at the east Mediterranean coastal plain of Israel, Bound. Lay. Meteor., 100, 363-371, 2001 PDF FILE

Publications in 2000

P. Alpert, Greenhouse warming and implications on the climate in Israel, Water and Irrigation (in Hebrew, "Mayim Ve'Hashkaya"), Issue 408, 28-36, 2000

P. Alpert, D.S. Taunhauser, Y. Leshem, A. Kravitz and M. Rabinovitch-Hadar, Migrating soaring birds align along sea-breeze fronts - first evidence from Israel, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 81, 1599-1601, 2000 PDF FILE

Y. Shay-El, P. Alpert , and A. daSilva, Preliminary estimation of horizontal fluxes of cloud liquid water in relation to subtropical moisture budget studies employing ISCCP, SSMI and GEOS-1/DAS datasets, J. Geophys. Res., 105, No. D14, 18,067, 2000 PDF FILE

S. Krichak, M. Tsidulko and P. Alpert, Monthly synoptic patterns associated with wet/dry eastern Mediterranean conditions, Theor. and Applied Climatology, 65, 215-229, 2000 PDF FILE

S.O. Krichak and P. Alpert, November 2, 1994 severe storm in the southeastern Mediterranean, Atmospheric Research, 53, 45-62, 2000 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, J. Herman, Y.J. Kaufman and I. Carmona, Response of the climatic temperature to dust forcing, inferred from TOMS aerosol index and the NASA assimilation model, Atmospheric Research, 53, 3-14, 2000 PDF FILE

Publication sbefore 2000

C. Price, S. Michaelides, S. Pashiardis and P. Alpert, Long term changes in diurnal diurnal temperature range in Cyprus, Atmospheric Research, 51, 85-98, 1999 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, M. Tsidulko and D. Izigsohn, A shallow short-lived meso-beta cyclone over the gulf of Antalya, eastern Mediterranean, Tellus, 51A, 249-262, 1999 PDF FILE

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes, P. Alpert and S. Rubin, Temporal and spatial trends of temperature patterns in Israel, Theoretical and Appl. Climatology, 64, 163-177, 1999 PDF FILE

W.E. Bardsley, M.A. Jorgensen, P. Alpert and T. Ben-Gai, A significant test for empty corners in scatter diagrams, J. Hydrology, 219, 1-6, 1999 PDF FILE

Shay-El, Y., P. Alpert and daSilva, Reassessment of the moisture source over the Sahara Desert based on NASA reanalysis, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 2015-2030, 1999 PDF FILE

E. Heifetz, C.H. Bishop and P. Alpert, Counter-propagating Rossby waves in the barotropic Rayleigh model of shear instability, Q.J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 125, 2835-2853, 1999 PDF FILE

E. Heifetz, P. Alpert and A.M. DaSilva, Comments on the parcel method and the baroclinic wedge of instability, J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 788-795, 1998 PDF FILE

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes, P. Alpert and S. Rubin, Spatial and temporal changes in annual rainfall frequency distribution patterns in Israel, Theor. and Appl. Climatol., 61, 177-190, 1998 PDF FILE

Ben-Gai, T., A. Bitan, A. Manes, P. Alpert and A. Israeli, Aircraft measurements of surface albedo in relation to climate changes in southern Israel, Theor. and Appl. Climatol., 61, 207-215, 1998 PDF FILE

C. Price, L. Stone, A. Huppert, B. Rajagopalan and P. Alpert, A possible link Between El-Nino and precipitation in Israel, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, No. 21, p. 3963-3966, 1998 PDF FILE

S.O. Krichak and P. Alpert, Role of large-scale moist dynamics in Nov 1-5, 1994, Hazard Mediterranean Weather, J. Geophys. Res., 103, D16, 19,453-19,468, 1998 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Y. Shay-El, Y.J. Kaufman, D. Tanre, A. DaSilva, S. Schubert J.H. Joseph, Quantification of dust-forced heating of the lower troposphere, Nature, 395, No. 6700 (24 September), 367-370, 1998 PDF FILE

H. Saaroni, B. Ziv, A. Bitan and P. Alpert, Easterly wind storms over Israel, Theoretical and Appl. Climatology, 59, 61-77, 1998 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, H. Shafir and D. Issahary, Recent changes in the climate of the Dead Sea Valley, Climatic Change, 7, 1-25, 1997 PDF FILE

S.O. Krichak, P. Alpert and T.N. Krishnamurti, Interaction of topography and tropospheric flow - A possible generator for the Red Sea trough? Meteor. and Atmos. Phys., 63, 149-158, 1997 PDF FILE

Y. Goldreich, A. Freundlich and P. Alpert, Rainfall anomaly over the lee-side of Mt. Carmel (Israel) and the associated wind field, J. Appl. Meteor., 36, 748-762, 1997 PDF FILE

S.O. Krichak, P. Alpert and T.N. Krishnamurti, Red Sea trough/cyclone development numerical investigation, Meteor. and Atmos. Phys., 63, 159-170, 1997 PDF FILE

Saaroni, H., A. Bitan, P. Alpert and B. Ziv, Continental polar outbreaks into the Levant and eastern Mediterranean, Intern. J. of Climatology, 16, 1-17, 1996 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, S.O. Krichak, T.N. Krishnamurti, U. Stein and M. Tsidulko, The relative roles of lateral boundaries, initial conditions and topography in mesoscale simulation of lee cyclogenesis, J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 1091-1099, 1996 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and S. Hanna, Editorial - Special Neumann Issue, J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 1049, 1996 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, M. Tzidulko, S. Krichak and U. Stein, A multi-stage evolution of an ALPEX cyclone, Tellus, 48A, 209-220, 1996 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, U. Stein and M. Tsidulko, Role of sea fluxes and topography in eastern Mediterranean cyclogenesis, The Global Atmosphere-Ocean System, 3, 55-79, 1995. PDF FILE

J. Egger, P. Alpert, A. Tafferner and B. Ziv, Numerical experiments on the genesis of Sharav Cyclones; Part I: Idealized simulations, Tellus, 47A, 162-174, 1995. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, M. Tsidulko and U. Stein, Can sensitivity studies yield absolute comparisons for the effects of several processes? J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 597-601, 1995 PDF FILE

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Rotation of binary cyclones - a data analysis study, J.Atmos. Sci., 52, 1357-1369, 1995 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Y. Shay-El and E. Heifetz, A comment on the geostrophic wind divergence, Q.J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 121, 227-228, 1995 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and R.P. Pearce, Summary of the Jehuda Neumann Memorial Symposium on mesoscale modeling and climate history, Bull. Amer. Meteor.Soc., 76, 2481-2484, 1995. PDF FILE

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Isobaric to isentropic interpolation errors and implication to PV analysis J. Appl. Meteor., 33, 694-703. 1994 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, H. Shafir and W.R. Cotton, Prediction of Meso-( scale orographic precipitation, Trends in Hydrology, 403-441, 1994

P. Alpert and Y. Shay-El, The moisture source for the winter cyclones in the Eastern Mediterranean, Isr. Meteor. Res. Pap., 5, 20-27, 1994 PDF FILE

M. Segal, M. Mandel, P. Alpert, B. Ziv, R. Rabin and A. Zangvil, On potential dry-line effects along the northern Negev -Conceptual evolutions, Isr. Meteor.Res. Pap., 5, 37-45, 1994

M. Segal, P. Alpert, U. Stein and M. Mandel, On the 2xCO2 potential climatic effects on the water balance components in the Eastern Mediterranean, Climatic Change, 27, 351-371, 1994 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and M. Tsidulko, Project WIND - numerical simulations with Tel Aviv model PSU-NCAR model run at Tel Aviv University, Mesoscale Modeling of the Atmosphere (eds. R.A. Pielke and R.P. Pearce), Meteorological Monographs, 25, No. 47, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston, 81-95, 1994PDF FILE

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes and P. Alpert, Long-term changes in annual rainfall patterns in southern Israel, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 49, 59-67, 1994 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and E. Ganor, A jet-stream associated heavy dust storm in the western Mediterranean. J. Geoph. Res. 98, 7339-7349, 1993. PDF FILE

U. Stein and P. Alpert, Factor separation in numerical simulations, J. Atmos.Sci., 50, 2107-2115, 1993 PDF FILE

Alpert and Y. Shay-El, The paradox of the net moisture sink over the Arabian-Iraqi desert during winter, Annales Geophysicae, 11, No. 2-3, 190-194, 1993

T. Ben-Gai, A. Bitan, A. Manes and P. Alpert, Long-term change in October rainfall patterns in southern Israel, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 46, 209-217, 1993 PDF FILE

Y. Tokar, J. Goldstein, Z. Levin and P. Alpert, The use of a meso-gamma scale model for evaluation of pollution concentration over an industrial region in Israel (Hadera), Bound. Lay. Meteor., 62, 185-193, 1993 PDF FILE

R. Lieman and P. Alpert, Investigation of the planetary boundary layer height variations over complex terrain, Bound. Lay. Meteor., 62, 129-142, 1993 PDF FILE

M. Segal, H. Shafir, P. Alpert, M. Mandel and Y. Balmor, Climatic-related evaluations of the summer peak hours electric load in Israel, J. Appl. Meteor., 31, 1492-1498, 1992 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and B.U. Neeman, Cold small-scale cyclones over the eastern Mediterranean, Tellus, 44A, 173-179, 1992 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, On the role of the wind vector interaction with high-resolution topography in orographic rainfall modelling, Quart. J.R.Meteor. Soc., 117, 421-426, 1991 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, The uniqueness of Jerusalem climate, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 72, 228-231, 1991 PDF FILE

M. Segal and P. Alpert, Scheme for evaluating usage of wind energy by electric utilities, Appl. Energy, 39, 235-240, 1991.PDF FILE

Y. Shay-El and P. Alpert, A diagnostic study of winter diabatic heating in the Mediterranean in relation with cyclones, Quart. J.R. Meteor. Soc. 117, 715-747, 1991 PDF FILE

U. Stein and P. Alpert, Inclusion of sea moisture flux in the Anthes-Kuo cumulus parametrization, Contri.
Atmos. Phy., 64, 231-243, 1991

P. Alpert, R. Abramsky and B.U. Neeman, The prevailing summer synoptic system in Israel - Subtropical High, not Persian Trough, Israel J. Earth Sci., 39, 93-102, 1990 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, B.U. Neeman and Y. Shay-El, Intermonthly variability of cyclone tracks in the Mediterranean, J. Climate, 3, 1474-1478, 1990 PDF FILE

J. Otterman, A. Manes, S. Rubin, P. Alpert and D. O'c. Starr, An increase of early rains in southern Israel following land-use change?, Bound. Lay. Meteor., 53, 333-351, 1990 PDF FILE

B.U. Neeman and P. Alpert, Visualizing atmospheric fields on a personal computer: Application to potential vorticity analysis Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 71, 154-160, 1990 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, B.U. Neeman and Y. Shay-El, Climatological analysis of Mediterranean cyclones using ECMWF data, Tellus, 42A, 65-77, 1990 PDF FILE

H. Shafir and P. Alpert, On the urban orographic rainfall anomaly in Jerusalem - A numerical study, Urban Atmosphere, (Atmosph. Environ., part B), 3, 365-375, 1990 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and J. Neumann, An ancient 'correlation' between streamflow and distant rainfall in the Near East, JNES, 48, No. 3, 313-314, 1989 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and B. Ziv, The Sharav cyclone - Observations and some theoretical considerations, J. Geoph. Res., 94, 18495-18514, 1989PDF FILE

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, A physical model to complement rainfall normalsover complex terrain, J. Hydrol., 110, 51-62, 1989 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Meso gamma scale distribution of orographic precipitation: numerical study and comparison with precipitation derived from radar measurements J. Appl. Meteor., 28, 1105-1117, 1989 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, The pressure-gradient-force in the one level model by Mass and Dempsey (1985), Mon. Wea. Rev., 117, 1108- 1109, 1989 PDF FILE

P. Alpert Baroclinic waveguides and rate of alternation, J. Atmos. Sci., 46, 3505-3507, 1989 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and B. Getenio, One-level modelling for diagnosing surface winds over complex terrain. Part I: Comparison with 3-D modelling in Israel, Mon.Rev. Wea., 116, 2025-2046, 1988 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, B.Getenio and R. Zak-Rosentahl, One-level modelling for diagnosing surface winds over complex terrain. Part II: Applicability to short-range forecasting, Mon. Wea. Rev., 116, 2047-2061, 1988 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, The combined use of three different approaches to obtain the best estimate of meso-b surface winds over complex terrain, Bound. Layer Meteor., 45, 291-305, 1988 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Angels and the winds, Weatherwise, 40, 69, 1987

P. Alpert and M. Mandel, Wind variability - An indicator for a mesoclimatic change in Israel, J. of Climate and Appl. Met., 25, 1568-1576, 1986 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Uniform ice stripes over grass, Weather, 41, 287-289, 1986 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and T. Reisin, An early winter polar airmass penetration to the eastern Mediterranean, Mon. Wea. Rev., 114, 1411-1418, 1986 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Mesoscale indexing of the distribution of precipitation over high mountains, J. of Climate and App. Met., 25, 532-545, 1986 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and A. Eppel, A proposed index for mesoscale activity J. of Climate and App. Met., 24, 472-480, 1985 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, An early winter subtropical cyclone in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel J. of Ear. Sci., 33, 150-156, 1984

P. Alpert, M. Kusuda and N. Abe, Anti-clockwise rotation, eccentricity and tilt angle of the wind hodograph, Part II: Observational study J. Atmos. Sci., 41, 3558-3573, 1984 PDF FILE

P. Alpert and J. Neumann, On the enhanced smoothing over topography in some esometeorological models, Bound. Lay. Met., 30, 293-312, 1984 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, A biblical lesson to the modern meteorologist, Bull. Amer. Met.Soc., 65, 473-474, 1984

P. Alpert and J. Neumann, A simulation of Lake Michigan's winter land breeze on 7 Nov. 1978, on. Wea. Rev., 111, 1873-81, 1983 PDF FILE

M. Kusuda and P. Alpert, Anti-clockwise rotation of the wind hodograph, Part I: Theoretical tudy, J. Atmos. Sci., 40, 487-499, 1983 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, A. Cohen, J. Neumann and E. Doron, A model simulation of the summer circulation from the Eastern Mediterranean past Lake Kinneret in the Jordan Valley, Mon. Wea. Rev., 110, 994-1006, 1982 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Implicit filtering in conjunction with explicit filtering, J. Comp.Phys., 44, 212-219, 1981 PDF FILE

A. Cohen and P. Alpert, Radiation pressure on randomly oriented infinite cylinders, Ap. Opt., 19, 558-560, 1980 PDF FILE

A. Cohen and P. Alpert, Cross-section for extinction of tilted infinite circular cylinders, Ap. Opt. 18, 2728, 1979 PDF FILE

A. Cohen and P. Alpert, Extinction efficiency of obliquely and randomly oriented infinite cylinders, J. Ap. Phys., 50, 8262-8264, 1979 PDF FILE

Reports

P. Alpert, A. Ben Zvi, Effects of Climatic Changes on the Availability of Water Resources in Israel, A report for the Water Authority (in Hebrew), 2001 WORD FILE

Chapters in books

Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., and Alpert, P., Modelling of foehn-induced extreme local dust pollution in the Dead Sea valley In: Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXV, Chapter 68, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-57645-9_68, 433 - 437, 2017 PDF FILE

Kishcha P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., and P. Alpert, Saharan dust as a causal factor of significant cloud cover along the Saharan Air Layer in the Atlantic Ocean. In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXIV, Chapter 92, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-24478-5_92, 569 - 573, 2016. PDF FILE

N. Haikin, P. Alpert, Y. Mahrer, A Numerical study of air-pollution and atmospheric fine-scale flow over the coastal complex terrain of Mt. Carmel, 17th International Conference on Harmonization within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, 9-12 May 2016, Budapest, Hungary, 2016. PDF FILE

Tielborger K, Claus C, Schloz D, Twite R, Al-Karablieh E, Salman A, Jayyousi A, Alpert P., Sustainable Water and Land Management under Global Change - The GLOWA Jordan River Project. In: D. Borchardt et al. (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer (Heidelberg), Ch. 27, 721-747, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-25071-7_27, 2016. PDF FILE

Sade R., Rimmer A., Samuels R., Salingar Y., Denisyuk M. and P. Alpert, Water management in complex hydrological basin - Application of Water Evaluation and Planning Tool (WEAP) to the Lake Kinneret watershed, Israel. Chap. 2 in Borchardt D., Bogardi J.J., Ibisch R.B. [eds]: Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation, 35-57, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25071-7_2, 2016. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, 43 degrees, Shaa Tova, 601, 24-27, 2015 PDF FILE

S. Provencal, P. Kishcha, E.Elhacham, A. M. da Silva and P. Alpert, Estimates of AOD Trends 2002 - 2012 over the World s Major Cities based on the MERRA Aerosol Reanalysis, in NASA TM-2014-104606 Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, Volume 32, Max J. Suarez, Editor, 2014. PDF FILE

Kishcha, P., da Silva, A., Starobinets, B., and Alpert, P. Modeling of air pollution over the Ganges basin and north-west Bay of Bengal in the early post-monsoon season using the NASA GEOS-5 model. In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXIII, Chapter 98, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-04379-1, 593 - 598, 2014. PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, R. Udisti, S. Becagli, A. di Sarra, S. Nickovic and P. Alpert, Sea-salt aerosol forecasts over the Mediterranean Sea evaluated by daily measurements in Lampedusa from 2006 - 2010, In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXII, Springer, Chapter 54, 321-325, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5577-2_54, 2014 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, F. Jin and A. Kitoh, The Projected Death of the Fertile Crescent, Chapter 9 in the book A World after Climate Change and Culture-Shift, Jim Norwine Editor, Springer, pp. 193-204, 2013. PDF FILE

M. Lange, P. Alpert and N. David, Utilizing Mobile-Phone-Link Data to Improve Rainfall Monitoring over Cyprus, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, EGU2013-7743, 2013. PDF FILE

L. Michaels and P. Alpert, Anthropogenic climate change in Israel, In Israel's Environmental History eds. A. Tal, D. Orenstein and C. Miller, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. WORD FILE

P. Alpert, D. Hemming, F. Jin, G. Kay, A. Kitoh and A. Mariotti, The Hydrological Cycle of the Mediterranean, 2011: A. Navarra, L.Tubiana (eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2012. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Very true warming, Olam Katan, 369 (Genesis section), 2012 (in Hebrew). PDF FILE

A. Rimmer, A. Givati, R. Samuels and P. Alpert, Use of ensemble climate models for a long-term estimation of water amounts and salinity in the Lake Kinneret, Handasat Mayim (Water Engineering), 82, 32-36, 2012 (in Hebrew).

P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, R. Bozzano, S. Pensieri, E. Canepa, S. Nickovic, A. di Sarra, R. Udisti, S. Becagli and P. Alpert, Sea-salt aerosol forecasts compared with wave and sea-salt measurements in the open Mediterranean Sea. Proc. of ESA, SOLAS & EGU Joint Conference Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science, Frascati, Italy. ESA SP-703, ISBN 978-92-9092-267-4, 2012. PDF FILE

S. Pensieri, R. Bozzano, M.E. Schiano, E. Canepa, P. Kishcha, B. Starobinets, S. Nickovic, P. Alpert and P. Picco, Sea-wave height measurements in the open ligurian sea compared with wave and sea-salt aerosol forecasts. Proc. of ESA, SOLAS and EGU Joint Conference Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science, Frascati, Italy. ESA SP-703, ISBN 978-92-9092-267-4, 2012. PDF FILE

Ziv B., Saaroni H., Alpert P., Getting warmed - Expected climatic trends in Israel due to the global warming, Galileo, 163 (March issue), 20-23, 2012 - in Hebrew PDF FILE

Kishcha, P., Starobinets, B., Bozzano, R., Pensieri, S., Canepa, E., Nickovic, S., di Sarra, A., Udisti, R., Becagli, S., Alpert, P., Sea-salt aerosol forecasts compared with wave height and sea-salt measurements in the open sea, In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXI. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-1359-8_51, Springer, Chapter 51, 299 - 303, 2012. PDF FILE

Carnevale, C., Finzi, G., Pisoni, E., Volta, M., Kishcha, P., Cursi, G., Alpert, P., Improved CTM boundary conditions using DREAM desert dust forecasts A case study over the Po Valley In Air Pollution Modeling and its Applications XXI. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-1359-8_51, Springer, Chapter 99, 599 - 605, 2012. PDF FILE

N. David, P. Alpert and H. Messer, Humidity Measurements using Commercial Microwave Links, published in InTech, in the book Advanced Trends in Wireless Communications, ISBN 978-953-307-183-1, February 2011. PDF FILE

H. Saaroni, B. Ziv, I. Osetinsky and P. Alpert, Factors governing the Inter-Annual Variation and the Long-term Trend of the 850-hPa Temperature over Israel, Meteorologia BIsrael, 1, 87-90, 2011. PDF FILE

C. Peretz, A. Biggeri, P. Alpert, and M. Baccini, The Effect of Heat Stress on Daily Mortality in Tel Aviv, Israel, Chapter 20 in the book National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change, edited by: H.J.S. Fernando, Z. Klai, J.L. McCulley, Springer Publication in cooperation with NATO, 241-252, 2011. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Alpert, F. Jin, H. Shafir, Orographic Precipitation Simulated by a Super-High Resolution Global Climate Model over the Middle East, Chapter 26 in the book National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change, edited by: H.J.S. Fernando, Z. Klai, J.L. McCulley, Springer Publication in cooperation with NATO, 301-306, 2011. PDF FILE REQUEST Earlier Version

P. Kishcha,, S. Nickovic, A. Luvchik, Z. Janjic, N. Perez,, M. Viana,, N. Mihalopoulos, Y. Mamane, O. Yossef, P. Alpert, Sea-salt aerosol forecasts over the Mediterranean Sea, published in Steyn, D. and Rao, S. (eds.), Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XX, Chapter 2.5,DOI 10.1007 978-90-481-3812-8, Springer, 135-139, 2010 PDF FILE

P. Kishcha, S. Nickovic, E. Ganor, L. Kordova and P. Alpert, Saharan Dust over the Eastern Mediterranean: Model Sensitivity. In: Borrego, C., Miranda, A.I., (Eds.), Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application XIX, Chapter 4.2, ISSN: 1874-6519, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8453-9_39, Springer, 358-366, 2008. PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Epilog for the book The End of Nature by Bill Mckibben, Tesher Publication. The book was first published in Britain on 1989, Translated to Hebrew by Yaakov Sharet, first published in Hebrew on 2000

P. Alpert, S. O. Krichak, I. Osetinsky, M. Dayan, D. Haim and H. Shafir, Climatic trends to extremes and regional modeling over the E. Mediterranean, Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Change and the Middle East, Past, Present and Future, Istanbul, Turkey, November, 20-23, pp. 4-17, 2006

T. Sholokhman and P. Alpert, Mathematical Modelling of Dynamical and Ecological Processes in the System Sea-Land-Atmosphere, Air, Water and Soil Quality Modelling for Risk and Impact Assessment, 2007

P. Alpert, S. Krichak, H. Shafir, I. Osetinsky, M. Dayan and D. Haim, Trends toward climate extremety in Israel - Preliminary results from regional simulations over the E. Mediterranean, Galileo, 98 (October issue), 46-53, 2006 (in Hebrew). PDF FILE

P. Lionello, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, R. Boscolo, P. Alpert, V.Artale, L Li, J. Luterbacher, W. May, R. Trigo, M. Tsimplis, U. Ulbrich, E. Xoplaki, The Mediterranean climate an overview of the main characteristics and issues In P.Lionello, P.Malanotte-Rizzoli, R.Boscolo (eds) Mediterranean Climate Variability. Amsterdam: Elsevier (NETHERLANDS), 1-26. 2006. PDF FILE

R. Trigo, E. Xoplaki, E. Zorita, J. Luterbacher, S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert, J. Jacobeit, J. Saenz, J. Fernandez, F. Gonzalez-Rouco, R. Garcia-Herrera, X. Rodo, M. Brunetti, T. Nanni, M. Maugeri, M. Turkes, L.Gimeno, P. Ribera, M. Brunet, I. F. Trigo, M. Crepon and A. Mariotti, Mediterranean Climate Variability, Chapter 3: Relations between variability in the Mediterranean region and mid-latitude variability, Amsterdam, Elsevier, pp. 179-226, Edited By P. Lionello, 2006PDF FILE

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Climate changes over main world deserts observed (1976-2000) and projected (Summary based on IPCC, 2001), Chapter 3 (Deserts and the Planet) in the Global Environment Outlook for Desert publication, 2006. WORD FILE

P. Alpert, M. Baldi, R. Ilani, S. Krichak, C. Price, X. Rodo, H. Saaroni, B. Ziv, P. Kishcha and J. Barkan, Relations between climate variability in the Mediterranean region and the tropics: ENSO, the Indian and the African monsoons, hurricanes and Saharan dust, Chapter 2 in the book "Mediterranean Climate Variability", Elsevier Publisher, 2006PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Modelling system for urban air pollution, Italian-Israeli cooperation on environmental R&D Final report, 1-144, Porter school of environmental studies, Tel Aviv University, August, 2005

S. O. Krichak, P. Alpert and M. Dayan, Simulations of the surface climatology over the Eastern Mediterranean region using the RegCM3 model, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, J. Cote, Editor, Report No. 35, WMO/TD-No. 1276, 7.23 - 7.24, 2005

H. Saaroni, B. Ziv and P. Alpert, The global warming and its indication in the Israeli summer, J. Israel Meteor. Soc., (1-2), 13-28, (in Hebrew), 2005

P. Alpert, S. O. Krichak and M. Dayan, Regional climate downscaling over the E. Mediterranean Preliminary results, Proceedings of the International Workshop for the Research Project on the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production System in Arid Areas (ICCAP), Cappadocia, Turkey, Nov. 21-23, p. 21-24, 2004

P. Alpert, I. Osetinsky, B. Ziv and H. Shafir, A new seasons definition based on prevailing synoptic patterns, PhysicaPlus Online - The Web Magazine of the Israel Physical Society (IPS), Issue 3, (in Hebrew, see the magazine's URL at: http://physicaplus.org.il/index.html), October 2004

Kishcha, P., Barkan, J., and P. Alpert, Decadal variations in wind anomalies over the Eastern Mediterranean and precipitation in Israel. Judea and Samaria Research Studies, Vol. 12, 379 - 389, 2003 (in Hebrew). PDF FILE

P. Alpert, The effects of climatic changes on the availability of water resources in Israel- Atmospheric Section, Proceedings of the Kick-off Workshop for the Research Project on the Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production System in Arid Areas (ICCAP), Ed. Dr. T. Watanabe, p. 8-13, July 4-5, 2002

S.O. Krichak, M. Dayan, P. Alpert, Numerical study of the 3-5 December 2001 intensive cyclone in Israel and Eastern Mediterranean Region, WMO/TD-No.1105, April 2002

J. R. Gat, E. Adar and P. Alpert, Inter and intra storm variability of the isotope composition of precipitation in southern Israel: are local or large scale factors responsible?, International Conference on the Study of Environmental Change Using Isotope Techniques, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 April, 2001

P. Alpert, H. Shafir and D. Issahary, Recent changes in the climate of the Dead Sea Valley - Observations and modeling, Judea and Samaria Research Studies, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Meeting. The College of Judea and 2000

S.O. Krichak, M. Tsidulko, P. Alpert, A. Papadopoulos and G. Kallos, Eta weather prediction system with the aerosol production/transport/deposition at TAU.
Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, WMO, Geneva, CAS/WGNE, 28, 5.29, 1999

M. Tsidulko and P. Alpert, Synergism of upper level PV and mountains in Genoa lee cyclogenesis, Rossby-100 Symposium, Stockholm, Vol. II, p.352-354, 7-12 June 1998

E. Heifetz, P. Alpert and A. daSilva, On the parcel method and baroclinic instability, Rossby-100 Symposium, Stockholm, Vol. I, p.155-157, 7-12 June 1998

S.O. Krichak and P. Alpert, A tropical squall line over the E. Mediterranean, 1-3 Nov. 1994, Rossby-100 Symposium, Stockholm, Vol. II, p.197-199, 7-12 June 1998

P. Alpert, Dust forcing of the lower troposphere, Rossby-100 Symposium, Stockholm, Vol. I, p.23-24, 7-12 June 1998

Krichak, S.O., Z. Levin and P. Alpert, Numerical simulation of hazardous conditions during the Nov. 2, 1994 Eastern Mediterranean cyclone INM/WMO International Symposium on cyclones and hazardous weather in the Mediterranean, Palma, Spain 1998

N. Perlyn, B.H. Lynn, P.J. Wetzel and P. Alpert, A new coupling of PBLPLACE with MM5, version 2. Results from a preliminary investigation. Preprints, 7th PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users' Workshop, NCAR/MMM, 21-23 July, Boulder, CO. p.121-12 1997

P. Alpert, Applications of the MM4/MM5 in the investigation of Mediterranean cyclogenesis.
Preprints, 7th PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users' Workshop, NCAR/MMM, 21-23 July, Boulder, CO. p.20, 1997

M. Tsidulko and P. Alpert, Further examination of the roles of mesoscale topography and lateral boundaries in ALPEX cyclogenesi Preprints, 7th PSU/NCAR Mesoscale Model Users' Workshop, NCAR/MMM, 21-23 July, Boulder, CO. p.45-48, 1997

P. Alpert, Factor separation - an emerging tool in the investigation of Mediterranean cyclogenesis, symposium on cyclones and hazardous weather in the Mediterranean INM/WMO, p.653-656, Palma, Spain 14 1997

Saaroni, H., B. Ziv, A. Bitan and P. Alpert, Easterly wind storms as an environmental hazard over Israel, INM/WMO International Symposium on cyclones and hazardous weather in the Mediterranean, p.509-516, P 1997

P. Alpert, Y. Shay-El and A. DaSilva,i Evaluation of the GEOS-1 DAS reanalysis data over a mesoscale Mediterranean domain Proceedings of the 11th Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, Aug. 19-23, Norfolk VA, 183-185 1996

P. Alpert, Y. Shay-El and A. DaSilva, moisture sinks/sources over the Mediterranean and Arabia/Iraqi desert, Preprint 2nd Intern. Sci. Conf. on the Global Energy and Water Cycle, WCRP, June 17-21, Washington 1996

A. daSilva and P. Alpert, Documentation of the multi-year GEOS-1 assimilation data subset for Northern Africa, the Mediterrane NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, DAO Office Note 96-05, 24 pp, Feb. 1996

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Rainfall distribution over Judean Mountains - High Resolution Modeling, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Meeting of the Judea and Samaria Research Studies, The College of Jude 1995

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Study of the contributions of Mediterranean Sea fluxes and topography to regional rainfall and poten Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Israel Ocean. and Limno. Res. 1995

J. Egger, A. Tafferner, P. Alpert and B. Ziv, Genesis of Sharav cyclones: Numerical experiments Proceedings of the International Symposium Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, 27 June - 1 July, 1994

H. Shafir, B. Ziv, B.U. Neeman and P. Alpert, Objective classification of synoptic situations and implication to economical wind energy availabili J. Israel Meteor. Soc., (1-2), 29-49, (in Hebrew), 1994 PDF FILE

P. Alpert, Lake Kinneret Cooling - climatic change or seasonal fluctuation comment to G. Stanhill and S. Moreshet, Biosphere (in Hebrew), 23, p.35, 1994

A. Jansa, A. Genoves, M.A. Picornell, J. Campius, D. Radinovic and P. Alpert, Mediterranean cyclones: Subject of a WMO project, Proceedings of the Cycles International Symposium on Life of Extratropical Cyclones, 27 June - 1 J 1994 PDF FILE

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Rotation of binary cyclones - a data analysis study Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, 27 June - 1 Jul 1994

P. Alpert, M. Tsidulko, S.O. Krichak and U. Stein, A multi-stage evolution of an ALPEX cyclone, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, 27 June - 1 Jul 1994

P. Alpert, M. Tsidulko and D. Itziksohn, A shallow short-lived meso-b scale cyclone over the gulf of Antalya, Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Mesoscale Processes, AMS July 18-22, Portland, Oregon, 508-50 1994

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, Comparative study of isobaric to isentropic to isentropic interpolation methods and implication to P the Tenth Proceedings of Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, AMS, July 18-22, Portland, Oreg 1994

B. Ziv and P. Alpert, A potential vorticity conceptual model to the binary cyclones, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones , 27 June - 1 Ju 1994

P. Alpert, H. Shafir and D. Isahari, Effects of Dead Sea area on local climate and evaporation, Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Mineral Engineering, Mining and Mineral Industries, 29 Nov-1 D 1994

S.O. Krichak and P. Alpert, Effects of winter monsoon variability in the eastern Mediterranean Proceedings of the International Conf. on Monsoon Variability and Prediction, Trieste, Italy, WMO/TD 1994

J. Goldstein, Y. Toker, Y. Balmor, E. Glaser and P. Alpert, Summer episodes of pollution dispersion over the coastal area of Israel - A numerical study. Proceedings 20th Intern. Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application, Valencia, 1993

P. Alpert, U. Stein and M. Segal, Regional climate change based on a mesoscale numerical model. Regional Implications of Future Climate Change, (Eds. M. Graber, A. Cohen and M. Magaritz), Israel A 1993

P. Alpert, Comments on the influence of large volcanic eruptions on rainfall in Israel (D. Rosenfeld and Gazit-Yaari), Vol. 27(2), p.30-34, 1992

U. Stein and P. Alpert, Factor separation in numerical simulations. ICS/ICTP/WMO Interntional Workshop on Mediterranean Cyclone Studies, Trieste, Italy, p.101-104, 18-2 1992

P. Alpert, On some distinct features of Mediterranean Cyclones. ICS/ICTP/WMO Interntional Workshop on Mediterranean Cyclone Studies, Trieste, Italy, p.101-104, 18- 1992

H. Shafir, P. Alpert and M. Segal, The peak daily electric load dependence on meteorological factors, and its meaning to the wind energy exploit to the electrical product in Israel, J. Israel Meteor. Soc., 27, (2), 8-23, (in Hebrew), 1992 PDF FILE

R. Lieman and P. Alpert, Investigation of the temporal and spatial variations of PBL height over Israel. Proceedings 19th Intern. NATO Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Applications. Ierapetra, Gr 1991

P. Alpert and Y. Shay-El, Role of diabatic sources in mesoscale cyclones in the eastern Mediterranean. Fourth Conference on Mesoscale Processes, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boulder, 20-21, 1990

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Role of detailed wind-topography interaction in orographic rainfall.
Fifth Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boulder, 164-165, 1990

P. Alpert, Why do the forecasters err?!
(in Hebrew), Mada, Vol. 33, 279-286, 1989

P. Alpert, Dry mesoscale circulations at the subtropical boundary layer.
Seminar on Tropical Meteorology, WMO/TD No. 277, 51-180, 1989

B.U. Neeman and P. Alpert, A 4-dimensional computer analysis program for the study of atmospheric dynamics. Workshop on Graphics in Meteorology, ECMWF, Reading, 67-72, 1989

P. Alpert and B. Ziv, The Sharav Cyclone in the north-African Mediterranean coast - observations and theory. Seminar on Tropical Meteorology WMO/TD No. 277,455-465, 1989

P. Alpert, B.U. Neeman and Y. Shay-El, Some characteristics of Mediterranean circulations Preprints, Palmen Memorial Symposium on Extratropical Cyclones, Amer. Meteor. Soc.,Helsinki, 282-28 1988

P. Alpert and H. Shafir, Role of mesoscale topographic forcing in the distribution of orographic precipitation: Comparison w Preprints, Fourth Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Seattle, 256-261, 1987

P. Alpert, One level modeling for diagnosing surface winds over complex terrain - Comparison with 3-D modeling RISO workshop on mesometeorology, Proceedings of Workshop on Mesoscale Modeling, Turbulence and Diff 1987

P. Alpert and T.T. Warner, Cyclogenesis in the Eastern Mediterranean, WMO/TMP Report Series No. 22, 95-99, 1986

P. Alpert, Round and round goes the wind in L'adaat (in Hebrew), 15, 9-12, 1985

Z. Levin, O. Kubitsky and P. Alpert, Numerical simulation of stratus cloud dispersal with dry ice seeding in Weather Modification Programme, WMO/TD No. 53, Vol. I, 347-352, 1985

P. Alpert, A. Eppel and B. Getenio, Surface wind prediction over complex terrain - Application of a one-level terrain following model to Preprints, Seventh Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Montreal 369-373 1985

P. Alpert and J. Neumann, On the enhanced smoothing over topography in Boundary Layer Structure - Modeling and application to Air Pollution and Wind Energy by H. Kaplan 1984

P. Alpert, Anti-clockwise rotation of the wind hodograph and its relation to thermal forcing in Mesoscale Meteorology - Theories, Observations and Models by D.K. Lilly and T. Gal-Chen (eds.) 1984

P. Alpert and J. Neumann, Horizontal components of the frictional force in the s-coordinate system for meso-meteorological fl Preprints, Sixth Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Omaha, NE, 310-312 1983