I study active surface processes and landscape evolution on Earth and Mars through field work, Quaternary dating techniques and remote sensing.
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.
Plio-Pleistocene landscape evolution processes and slip-rates along the Dead Sea and Altyn Tagh faults: New insights into the geodynamics of intracontinental strike-slip fault systems. In this project (funded by ISF-NSFC) we will employ field and satellite based compositional in addition to morphological piercing of lateral tectonic offsets (diagram on the right) . Compositional piercing is less susceptible to erosional processes and is therefore more likey to record ‘longer-range’/older offsets. Diagram at top right adapted from Meriaux et al. (2005).
Active 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