Prof. Hadas Saaroni

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Prof. Hadas Saaroni
Phone: 03-6406470
Fax: 03-6406243
Office: Yad Avner - Geography, 220

Research

Fields of expertise and research: synoptic climatology, regional climatology, climate change, urban climatology and applied climatology, focusing on the Mediterranean Basin and the Levant region. The studies combine theoretical and applied aspects. They encompass assorted spatio-temporal scales, from large to synoptic to local and micro-climatic. The methodological approach includes, among others, synoptic-climatological analysis and statistical downscaling techniques.

 

Researches include:

  • Developing a new methodology for identifying daughter cyclone formation with respect to the parent's frontal system - application for the Mediterranean Basin;

  • Studying synoptic evolution scenarios associated with prolonged dry spells within the rainy season in Israel;

  • Developing advanced methods for identification and classification of the Red Sea Trough and its active phase, application for related evolution scenarios and future changes;

  • Studying anomalies in the movement of upper-level troughs and their relations with rainfall anomalies over the Levant;

  • Developing a new synoptic classification of the summer season for the Levant using an “environment to climate” approach;

  • Studying pollution of particle matter and its relation to summer climatic stress;

  • Investigating trends in rainfall, temperature and heat stress regimes over Israel and their relationship to synoptic and large-scale variability;

  • Investigating the structure of the rainy season in Israel;

  • Change to: Studying present and future thermal comfort conditions in urban areas;

Education

  • B.A (cum lude) in Geography, Tel Aviv University, 1978

  • Weather Forecaster studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Meteorological Service, 1979

  • M.A. in Climatology, Tel Aviv University, 1985

  • Ph.D. in Climatology, Tel Aviv University, 1994

Academic Appointments

  • Full Professor, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, 2019-present

  • Head of the Department, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, 2015/16-2016/17

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, 2011-2019

  • Senior lecturer, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, 2005-2011

  • Lecturer, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel-Aviv University, 1999-2004

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