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picture1Welcome to my website. I am a researcher at the Geological Survey of Israel and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington, Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences

I study active surface processes and landscape evolution on Earth and Mars through field work, Quaternary dating techniques and remote sensing.  

EDUCATION:
Ph.D. – 2007, Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington.
M.Sc. – 2001, Geology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
B.S. – 1998, Geology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
              email: mushkin@gsi.gov.il

Sea cliff retreat processes and rates along Israel's Mediterranean coastCliff retreat processes and rates along Israel's Mediterranean coast line

IMG_4983 (Large)Surface processes along the Dead Sea Transform, Negev desert, southern Israel. Surface roughness can be measured with ground-based LiDAR and/or spaceborne radar to obtain calibrated surface ages

Mars_streaks2Active surface processes on Mars. The dynamics and spectral characteristics of dark slope streaks on Mars (Amador etal., 2016; Hibbitts et al., 2016) suggest surface – near-surface brine activity under present-day conditions