Michal Ben-Israel

Michal Ben-Israel

I am currently a PhD student of Ari Matmon. My research focus can best be described as paleo-geomorphology. I study surficial processes in the deep geological past (>107 yr) using cosmogenic Ne. I explore the applicability and limitations of using stable cosmogenic in-situ 21Ne to better understand landscape evolution in significantly larger time scales than can be achieved with the more common radiogenic nuclides (21Al and 10Be). Using this method, I investigated the Kurnub River sediments, deposited along the passive margin of the ancient Gondwana supercontinent during the Lower Cretaceous, as well as the erosion and transport rates of the fluvial Miocene Hazeva unit.

Interests: Geomorphology, cosmogenic nuclides