We are a research team (part of the Geological Survey of Israel) exploring the dynamics of the Dead Sea: from evaporation at the lake’s surface, through the limnological processes within the water column, to the active formation of salt layers at the lake’s bottom. The Dead Sea, a deep hypersaline lake subjected to negative water balance that precipitates salt layers, is a unique aquatic system on Earth today, but the presence of salt layers (up to a few kilometers in thickness) in sedimentary basins suggests that these were common aquatic environments in the past. In order to understand the processes and hydroclimatic conditions related to the formation of these layers, the Dead Sea is probably the best starting point. In addition, the Dead Sea vicinity is a multi-setting natural laboratory for rare exploration of geomorphic responses to base level fall.

Our team's aim is to quantify the active processes of:

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Haggai Eyal was granted with the Azrieli fellowship

June 9, 2020

Haggai Eyal, a PhD candidate at the Dead Sea Observatory (GSI) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, received the prestigious Azrieli Graduate Studi...

Joint BSF-NSF grant received

February 21, 2020

John Holbrook's visit

February 2, 2020

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Nadav Lensky, Head of Dead Sea Observatory

32 Yesha'yahu Leibowitz St

Jerusalem

Israel

nadavl@gsi.gov.il

GSI.DeadSea@gmail.com

Web founder: Elad Dente

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02-5314259

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