Yael Amitai

Yael Amitai

Tel: 04 – 9008244 ext. 244
Cell Phone: 052 – 3312703
Ph.D. 2017, The Hebrew University, Israel
At IOLR since 2019

Research interests:

My (main, but not only) interests are in the field of physical oceanography and limnology:

  • Climate dynamics of water bodies under the changing environment.
  • Deep water formation in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Interaction between the physical environment and bio-chemical phenomena in Lake Kinneret.
  • Long and short-term changes in the lake\sea-atmosphere feedbacks.

I use a combination of tools: from remote sensing and in-situ observation to hydrodynamical, complex, three-dimensional models.

Selected publications:

Amitai, Y., Ashkenazy, Y., and Gildor, H. (2021). The effect of the source of deep water in the Eastern Mediterranean on Western Mediterranean intermediate and deep water. Front. Mar. Sci., volume 7, 1215.‏ doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.615975.

Amitai, Y., Yam, R., Montagna, P., Devoti, S., Correa, M. L., and Shemesh, A. (2020). Spatial and temporal variability in Mediterranean climate over the last millennium from vermetid isotope records and CMIP5/PMIP3 models. Glob. Planet. Chang, 103159.‏ doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2020.103159.

Amitai, Y., Y. Ashkenazy, and H. Gildor (2019), The effect of wind-stress over the Eastern Mediterranean on deep-water formation in the Adriatic Sea. Deep Sea Res. Part II: Topical Studies in Ocean., 164, 5-13. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.11.015.

Amitai, Y., Y. Ashkenazy, and H. Gildor (2017), Multiple equilibria and overturning variability of the Aegean-Adriatic Seas. Glob. Planet. Chang. 151, 49-59. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.05.004.

Amitai, Y. and H. Gildor (2017), Can Eastern Mediterranean heat content predict precipitation over Israel? Int. J. Climatol. 37, 2492–2501. doi:10.1002/joc.4860.

Fredj, E., D.F. Carlson, Y. Amitai, A. Gozolchiani and H. Gildor (2016), The Particle Tracking and Analysis Toolbox (PaTATO) for Matlab.  Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods. doi:10.1002/lom3.10114.

Lehahn, Y., F. d'Ovidio, M. Lévy, Y. Amitai, and E. Heifetz (2011), Long range transport of a quasi-isolated chlorophyll patch by an Agulhas ring, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L16610, doi:10.1029/2011GL048588.

Amitai, Y., Y. Lehahn, A. Lazar, and E. Heifetz (2010), Surface circulation of the eastern Mediterranean Levantine basin: Insights from analyzing 14 years of satellite altimetry data, J. Geophys. Res.:oceans., 115, C10058, doi:10.1029/2010JC006147.

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