Atmospheric Sciences

Our research spans a wide range of phenomena, from air pollution to cloud physics to weather systems and climate dynamics, including the changes that occur naturally and due to anthropogenic causes.

We utilize advanced numerical models, remote sensing, data collected in-situ, and theory.

Atmospheric Sciences Faculty:



We study the diverse and interlinked cycles of crucial elements, such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and iron, and their interactions with other substances and organisms as they move through Earth’s oceans, forests, soils, and atmosphere. We investigate how microbes, plankton, corals, trees, and soil biota modify their surrounding and in turn govern and regulate Earth’s climate and environment.

Biogeosciences Faculty:



We apply geochemical methods to investigate present and past processes in geosciences, in the terrestrial and marine environments. We use isotopic methods to date ancient rocks (e.g. Red Sea corals, basalts from the Galilee and Golan Height). We combine chemical and isotope data to characterize the conditions that prevailed in various depositional environments (e.g. temperatures, salinities in ancient seawaters), or in magmatic systems. We focus on geochemical studies that relate to issues of global climate changes (e.g. investigations of ancient Dead Sea sediments, cave sediments, deep sea cores, corals). Our laboratories are equipped with up to date facilities (e.g. mass spectrometers for isotope analyses).


Geochemistry Faculty


HR-MC-ICP-MS  (Neptune Plus - Thermo)



We probe the fundamental chemical and physical processes shaping the solid Earth. Our research focuses on fundamental questions

such as how rocks form, how earthquakes are generated, and how landscapes evolve. Recently, we have also developed research

programs aimed at understanding the formation of oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Geology Faculty:


We explore the behavior of water at and beneath the Earth’s surface. Many projects at the institute are aimed at securing the quality and quantity of water resources in Israel and elsewhere around the world. Major research themes include tracing the movement of pollutants in water supplies, developing techniques to remediate contaminated water, and predicting the effects of climate change on water supplies.

Hydrology Faculty:

  Hydrometeorology Lab 

The main objective of the Hydrometeorology Lab at the Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is to investigate hydrological and meteorological systems at different space-time scales and their interactions utilizing in-situ and remote sensing information, experimental field sites, mathematical models and advanced computational techniques. 

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Our research deals with both global challenges (such as ocean acidification, global warming, rising sea level, CO2 sequestration) and regional issues (aquaculture, coastal pollution, and the effect of desalination plants). We combine theoretical tools, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork.

New challenges for interdisciplinary research are constantly emerging.

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Oceanography Faculty:


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