A paper by Rivka Amit, Yehouda Enzel, and Onn Crouvi published in Geology points out that the late Pleistocene loess (and coarse silt quartz) episode is also responsible for the thicker, silicate-rich soils developed on the tops of the Judean Mountains, a carbonate terrain. The long-distance from such coarse silt sources prevented the development of thick soils on the carbonate mountains of the Galilee and Create, where only fine gains arrive from distant sources in the Sahara and Arabia. Read more about Quaternary influx of proximal coarse-grained dust altered circum-Mediterranean soil productivity
Hydroclimatic controls on salt fluxes and halite deposition in the Dead Sea and the shaping of 'Salt Giants'
Ido Sirota, Raphael Ouillon, Ziv Mor, Eckart Meiburg, Yehouda Enzel, Ali Arnon and Nadav G. Lensky
Published in 'Geophysical Research Letters' Read more about New publications of Ido Sirota and co-authors in 'GRL' and 'Sedimentology'
Petroleum Experts (Petex) has generously donated an educational license of their MOVE software suite to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Petroleum Experts Limited has given our department the use of its Move software package. This industry-standard software package provides tools for three-dimensional analysis and geophysical and structural modeling of deformation.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem appreciates the generous donation from Petroleum Experts, valued at 2,082,392 £. Read more about Petroleum Experts Has Granted 'Move' Software to Earth Science Institute