Pinhas Albert
Tel Aviv University

Prof. Pinhas Alpert served as the Head of the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel during 2008-2013, following 3 years as Head of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Alpert is the developer of a novel Factor Separation Method in numerical simulations which is described in the following 2011 Book P. Alpert and T. Sholokhman, "Factor Separation in the Atmosphere, Applications and Future Prospects", Cambridge University Press.

This methodology allows calculating atmospheric synergies. The method was adapted by many groups worldwide.

He is a co-author of ~280 peer-reviewed articles and 4 books.

His research focuses on atmospheric dynamics, climate, numerical methods, limited area modeling, aerosol dynamics and climate change. The core atmospheric model built by him in his Ph.D. (1980) was extended and used in Belgium (LLN) and Finland (UH) primary for research. Prof. Alpert established and heads the Israel Space Agency Middle East Interactive Data Archive (ISA-MEIDA); currently named IACDC. Prof. Alpert served as co-director of the GLOWA-Jordan River BMBF/MOS project to study the water vulnerability in the E. Mediterranean. Prof. Alpert supervised 41 Master students and 23 Doctors; some of them reached degree of Prof., in Universities both in Israel and abroad.

A novel method for monitoring rainfall employing the cellular network data was proposed by Alpert and colleagues in Science, 2006, and a new approach for advanced flood warning based on it won the "Popular Science 2009 Best of What's New" award for the security category as well as the WIPO award for 2010. He is the 2018 recipient of the EGU Bjerknes medal. Details at the EGU website.