My_Photo Ran Novitsky Nof
Researcher
Seismological Division
The Geological Survey of Israel


Email: ran@rnof.info
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Scientific Publications

Refereed Papers:

- Nof R.N., Abelson M., Raz E., Magen Y., Atzori S., Salvi S., Baer G., Accepted, SAR interferometry for sinkhole early warning and susceptibility assessment along the Dead Sea, Israel, Remote Sensing.

- Nof R.N., Chung A. I., Rademacher H., Allen R. M., 2019, MEMS Accelerometer Mini-Array (MAMA): A Low-Cost Implementation For Seismological Investigation, Earthquake Spectra, doi:10.1193/021218EQS036M

- Baer G., Magen Y., Nof R. N., Raz E., Lyakhovsky V., Shalev E., 2018, InSAR measurements and viscoelastic modeling of sinkhole precursory subsidence: Implications for sinkhole formation, early warning and sediment properties, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/2017JF004594

- Abelson M., Aksinenko T., Kurzon I., Pinsky V., Baer G., Nof R., and Yechieli Y., 2017, Nanoseismicity forecasts sinkhole collapse in the Dead Sea coast years in advance, Geology, doi:10.1130/G39579.1. (Link)

- Nof R.N., Allen R. M., 2016, Implementing the ElarmS Earthquake Early Warning Algorithm on the Israeli Seismic Network, BSSA, 106 (5), pp. 2332-2344, doi:10.1785/0120160010. (PDF)

- Nof R.N., Baer G., Ziv A., Raz E., Atzori S., Salvi S., 2013, Sinkhole precursors along the Dead Sea, Israel, revealed by SAR interferometry, Geology, 49 (9), 1019-1022, doi:10.1130/G34505.1. (Geology)

- Nof R.N., Ziv A., Doin M.P., Baer G., Fialko Y., Wdowinski S., Eyal Y., Bock Y., 2012, Rising of the lowest place on Earth due to Dead Sea water-level drop: Evidence from SAR Interferometry and GPS, J. Geophys. Res.,117 (B5) doi:10.1029/2011JB008961.(PDF)

- Baer G., Hamiel Y., Shamir G. and Nof R., 2008, Evolution of a magma-driven earthquake swarm resolved by InSAR and ground observations, East African Rift, 2007, EPSL., 272, 339-532. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.04.052 (SienceDirect)

- Nof N. R., Baer G., Eyal Y and Novali F., 2008, Current surface displacement along the Carmel fault system in Israel from InSAR stacking and PSInSAR, Israel J. Earth Sci., 57(2), 71-86. doi:10.1560/ijes.57.2.71 (IJES)

Refereed Papers (Hebrew):

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Ph.D. Thesis:

- Nof, N. R., 2013, Current Ground Movements in the Dead-Sea Area and Their Implications for Crustal Rheology and Infrastructure Instability: A Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) study, Ph.D. thesis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, p. 130. (in English, Hebrew abs.) (PDF-low res.)

M.Sc. Thesis:

- Nof, N. R., 2006, Recent crustal movements along the Carmel fault system using interferometric synthetic aperture RADAR (InSAR), M.Sc. thesis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, p. 110. (in Hebrew, English abs.) (PDF-low res.)

Reports:

- Baer, G., Nof, R. N., Raz, E., 2017, Detecting Sinkholes from Space, in Infrastructure Response to Natural and Anthropological Changes Along the Dead Sea Basin: Multi-Year Monitoring and Research Framework, 2012-2016, Final Report 2016, vol. GIS/08/2017, edited by Gidon Baer, GSI, Jerusalem, Israel. (in Hebrew)

- Nof, R., 2014, Feasibility analysis of SeisComp3 automatic processing system at the Seismological Department, The Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII), Internal Report 030/783/14, Geophysical Institute of Israel, Lod, Israel. (PDF)

- Shaviro, M., Baer, G., Haviv, I., Nof, R., 2014, Utilizing high resolution radar interferometry to examine the influence of flood water on subsidence in the vicinity of the Dead Sea sinkholes, in Infrastructure Instability Along the Dead Sea Report 2012-2013, vol. GIS/06/2014, edited by Gidon Baer, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel. (in Hebrew)

- Nof, N. R., 2013, Current Ground Movements in the Dead-Sea Area and Their Implications for Crustal Rheology and Infrastructure Instability: A Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) study, GSI, Jerusalem, GSI/08/2013. (in English, Hebrew abs.)

- Nof, R. N., Baer, G., 2013, Monitoring gradual subsidence and changes along the Dead Sea coast using SAR interferometry,in Infrastructure Instability Along the Dead Dea Final Report 2011-2012, vol. GIS/05/2013, edited by Gidon Baer, GSI, Jerusalem, Israel. (in Hebrew)

- Nof, R. N., Baer, G., 2012, Monitoring gradual subsidence and changes along the Dead Sea coast using SAR interferometry,in Infrastructure Instability Along the Dead Dea Final Report 2008-2011, vol. GIS/01/2012, edited by Gidon Baer, GSI, Jerusalem, Israel. (in Hebrew)

- Nof, R. N., Baer, G., 2011, Monitoring gradual subsidence and changes along the Dead Sea coast using SAR interferometry,in Infrastructure Instability Along the Dead Dea Final Report 2008-2010, vol. GIS/02/2011, edited by Gidon Baer, GSI, Jerusalem, Israel. (in Hebrew)

- Nof, R. N., Sade, M., Baer, G. and Ziv, A., 2008, Detection and identification of earthquakes and ground deformations in Iran, using spaceborn SAR interferometry, GSI, Jerusalem, GSI/13/2008. (in Hebrew)

- Shirav-Scwartz,M., Calvo, R., Bein, A.,Burg, A., Nof, R. N. and Baer, G., 2006, Red Sea - Dead Sea conduit, geo-environmental study along the Arava Valley, GSI, Jerusalem, GSI/29/2006. (PDF)

- Nof, N. R., 2006, Recent crustal movements along the Carmel fault system using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), GSI, Jerusalem, GSI/27/2006. (in Hebrew, English abs.)(PDF)

- Novitsky, R. and Baer G., 2004. Ground movements detected by PSInSAR: Haifa and Mt Carmel, Israel., GSI, Jersalem, TR-GSI/16/2004. (PDF)

Meetings:

- Yagoda-Biran G., Kamai R., Pashcur Y., Maiti S.K., Nof R., 2019, A New Seismo-Engineering Ground-Motion Database for Israel, Lecture, IGS Annual Conf. 2019, Kfar Blum, Israel. (Abs.)

- Nof R., Polozov A., Wetzler N., Biran G., Kurzon I., 2019, Seismic data at the seismological division – new online services, Poster, IGS Annual Conf. 2019, Kfar Blum, Israel. (Abs., poster)

- Kurzon I., Nof R., Lutzky, Polozov A., Zakosky D., Shwartzburg A., Giller V., Bar-Natan A., Reich B., Gorstein M., Feldman L., Giller D., Avirav V., Portnoy P., Ben-Dor G., Aizenshtat-Soffer E., Wetzler N., 2019, TRUA Project: upgrading Israel's seismic warning network – towards earthquake early warning in Israel, Lecture, IGS Annual Conf. 2019, Kfar Blum, Israel. (Abs.)

- Nof R., 2018, Sinkholes monitoring and early warning system at the lowest place on Earth, Lecture (Invited), Azerbaijan–Israel Workshop on Earthquake Seismology and Geodynamics, Jerusalem, Israel

- Nof R., 2018, Towards Sinkhole Early Warning System Along the Dead Sea, Seminar, Department of Geophysics, Tel-Aviv University, 21 Mar, 2018, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

- Nof R. N., Chung A. I., Rademacher H.,Dengler L. A., Hemphill-Heley M. A., Allen R. M., 2017, MEMS Accelerometers Mini-Array (MAMA) Initial results and lessons learned, Poster (Invited) S11A-0561. AGU Fall Meeting. New Orleans, LA, USA. (Poster)

- Nof, R., 2017, Monitoring Geo-Hazards Using SAR Interferometry, Lecture (Invited), GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop, Tel Aviv, Israel.

- Baer, G., Shviro, M.,Nof, R., Magen, Y., Ziv, A., Haviv, I., 2017, High-resolution InSAR Constraints on Subsidence Mechanisms and Geotechnical Parameters of Sediments along the Dead Sea Shores, Poster, Fringe 2017 workshop. Helsinki, Finland. (PDF)

- Nof R. N., Allen R. M., 2017, Implementing ElarmS for the Israeli Seismic Network – New Tools and Approaches, Lecture. 2017 IGS Annual Conf. Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.(Abs.)

- Baer G., Shviro M., Nof R., Magen Y., Ziv A., Haviv I., 2017, High-resolution InSAR constraints on subsidence mechanisms and geotechnical parameters of sediments along the Dead Sea shores, Lecture (By G. Baer). 2017 IGS Annual Conf. Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.(Abs.)

- Nof R. N., Chung A. I., Rademacher H., Allen R. M., 2016, Integrating Low-Cost Mems Accelerometer Mini-Arrays (MAMA) in Earthquake Early Warning Systems, Poster S23A-2738. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, USA.(Abs.,Poster)

- Nof R. N., Allen R. M., 2016, Implementing ElarmS for the Israeli Seismic Network – New Tools and Approaches, Lecture. SSA Annual Meeting. Reno, NV, USA.(Abs.)

- Nof R. N., Chung A. I., Meng L., Kong Q., Allen R. M., 2016, MEMS Accelerometers Mini Array (MAMA) – a Low Cost Solution for Array-based Earthquake Early Warning System, Poster. SSA Annual Meeting. Reno, NV, USA.(Poster)

- Nof R. N., Allen R. M., 2015, Toward an Earthquake Early Warning System in Israel - Implementing ElarmS for the Israeli Seismic Network, Poster S33B-2784. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, USA.(Abs.,Poster)

- Allen R. M., Allen S., Aranha M., Chung A., Hellweg M., Henson I., Melgar D., Neuhauser D., Nof R., Strauss J., 2015, Prioritizing earthquake and tsunami alerting efforts, Lecture S22B-01 (by R. M. Allen). AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, USA.(Abs.)

-Baer G., Avni Y., Shviro M., Nof R., Gavrieli I., Lensky N., Yechieli Y., Haviv I., Dente E., 2015, A New Mode of Sinkhole Formation along the Dead Sea Shorelines (Israel): Observations from InSAR, LiDAR, Time-lapse Field Camera, and Water Analysis, Lecture (by G. Baer). Fringe 2015 Workshop. Frascati (Rome), Italy.

- Baer G., Nof R. N., Avni Y., Shviro M., Atzori S., 2014, Sinkhole Precursors and Formation Mechanism along the Dead Sea Shorelines, Israel, Analyzed by InSAR, Field Mapping, Water Analysis and Elastic Modeling, Poster G54A-05 (invited). AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, USA.(PDF)

- Nof R. N., Baer G., Ziv A., Raz E., Atzori S., Salvi S., 2013, Sinkhole precursors along the Dead Sea, Israel, revealed by SAR interferometry, Lecture (by S. Salvi). ISPRA 3rd International Workshop: Voragini in Italia. Rome, Italy.

- Abelson M., Aksinenko T., Nof R., Baer G., Pinsky V. and Yechieli Y., 2014, Predicting sinkhole collapses at the Dead Sea from above and from within: Results from microseismic monitoring and SAR interferometry, Poster. EGU General Assembly 2013. Vienna, Austria.

- Abelson M., Nof R.N. and Yechieli Y., 2014, Hydrology and sinkholes along the Dead Sea shores – 2013 update, Field trip, 2014 IGS Annual Conf. Ein-Bokek, Israel.

- Shaviro, M., Baer, G., Haviv, I., Nof, R., 2014, Utilizing high resolution radar interferometry to examine the influence of flood water on subsidence in the vicinity of the Dead Sea sinkholes, Poster. No. 15, 2014 IGS Annual Conf. Ein-Bokek, Israel.

- Baer G., Nof, R.N., Ziv A., Raz E., Atzori S., Salvi S., 2013, Sinkhole precursors along the Dead Sea, Israel, revealed by SAR interferometry, Poster. 3-P-255, ESA Living Planet Symposium. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

-Nof, R.N., 2013, The Peretz Grader Award winner talk, Lecture, 2013 IGS Annual Conf. Akko (Acre), Israel.

- Nof, R.N., Baer G., Ziv A., Raz E., Atzori S., Salvi S., 2013, Sinkhole precursors along the Dead Sea, Israel, revealed by SAR interferometry, Lecture (by G. Baer). EGU General Assembly 2013. Vienna, Austria.(PDF)

- Nof, R.N., Ziv A., Doin M.P., Baer G., Fialko Y., Wdowinski S., Eyal Y., Bock Y., 2011, The lowest place on Earth is rising due to the Dead-Sea water level drop: Evidence from InSAR time series analysis, Poster. Fringe 2011 Workshop. Frascati (Rome), Italy.(JPG)

- Nof, R.N., Ziv A., Doin M.P., Baer G., Fialko Y., Wdowinski S., Sade M., Eyal Y., 2011, The lowest place on Earth is rising due to the Dead-Sea water level drop: Evidence from InSAR time series analysis, Lecture. 2011 IGS Annual Conf. Mitzpe-Ramon, Israel.(PDF)

- Nof, R., Baer, G. and Hamiel, Y., 2010, Differential Coherence Change Detection (DCCD): A new method for detecting surface changes in space and time using space-borne SAR measurements, Lecture. 2010 IGS Annual Conf. Eilot, Israel. (PDF)

- Baer G., Hamiel Y., Shamir G. and Nof R., 2008, Evolution of the 2007 magma-driven earthquake swarm in the northern Tanzania sector of the East African Rift: Envisat and ALOS interferometry, ground observations and elastic modeling, Lecture. ALOS PI Symposium 2008, Rhodes, Greece, ESA Pub. SP-664 2008. (Abs.)

- Baer, G., Hamiel, Y., Shamir, G. and Nof, R., 2008, Rifting in Africa: earthquakes, dike intrusion, and violent ash eruptions of the Oldoinyo Lengai carbonatitic volcano, Tanzania, 2007, Lecture. IGS Annual Conf. Nazerath, Israel.

- Nof, N. R., Baer, G., Eyal, Y and Novali, F., 2007, InSAR measurements used to constrain the current slip along the Carmel fault system, Israel, (Lecture), ENVISAT 2007 Symposium, Montreux, Switzerland, ESA Pub. SP-636 2007. (PDF)

- Heimann, A., Baer, G., Frieslander, U., Gluck, D., Greenbaum, N., Nof, R., Shamir, G. and Zilberman, E., 2007, Is the Carmel fault, a major branch of the Dead Sea Transform, active?, EGU General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria. (JPG)

- Baer, G., Abelson, M., Finzi, Y., Funning, G., Nof, R., Shamir, G. and Wright, T, 2007, Application of InSAR measurements and mechanical modeling for natural hazard assessment and mitigation along the Dead Sea Transform, EGU General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria.

- Novitsky, R., Baer, G. and Eyal, Y., 2006, Current ground movements in Mt. Carmel: stacking of InSAR measurments and elastic modeling, Lecture. IGS Annual Conf. Bet-Shean, Israel. (Eng. Abs. PDF)

- Kanari et al., 2006, Geophysical imaging of an active strand of the Carmel fault: a contribution to seismic hazard assessment, Poster. IGS Annual Conf. Bet-Shean, Israel.

- Novitsky, R., Baer, G., Eyal, Y. and Shamir, G., 2005, Permanent scattering InSAR: a new technique for detecting mm-scale ground movements, applied to the area adjacent to the Carmel fault system, Lecture. IGS Annual Conf., Mashabim, Israel. (Eng. Abs. PDF)