Dr. Motti Zohar

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Working Group Prof. Dr. B. Schütt

Post-doctoral fellow

Address Malteserstr. 74-100, Building H
Room H 143
12249 Berlin
Telephone (+49 30) 838 - 70 437
Fax (+49 30) 838 - 458711
Email motti.zohar@fu-berlin.de

Office hours

Wednesday 2 - 3 pm

Education
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2016: PhD in Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Geological Survey of Israel. Supervisors: Prof. Rehav Rubin and Dr. Amos Salamon, on “Damage patterns of earthquakes in Israel and its vicinity: evaluation according to the historical sources”.

2006: MA in Geography, Tel Aviv University. Supervisors: Prof. Shmuel Marco and Prof. Izhak Bennenson, on: “Analysis of historical earthquakes using geographic information systems”.

1998: BA in Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Professional Experience
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2013-14: Member of the committee for the Implementation of an updated Macroseismic Intensity Questionnaire in Israel.  

2008-11: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Projects manager of Web-based and enterprise applications at 'Taldor IT'.

2006-08: Head of GIS infrastructures development team at 'Shiluv IT'.

2002-04: GIS software developer of geographic tools and applications at 'Shiluv IT'.

 


The Department of Physical Geography, Freie University Berlin:

2016-17: GIS basics

The Department of Geography, Hebrew University of Jerusalem:

2014-15: Introduction to GIS

2013-15: Cartography

2011-13: Geo-Informatics

The Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University:

2004-05: Introduction to Geology (assistant).

2004-05: Introduction to Geomorphology (assistant).

Articles

  1. Zohar, M., Salamon, A., & Rubin, R., Spatial and temporal patterns of earthquake damage in Israel and its close surroundings (Revised and resubmitted, Techtonophysics).
  2. Zohar, M. (2016) A city hit by an earthquake: An HGIS approach to reconstructing the damage in Tiberias (Israel) in 1837, International Journal of Information Systems. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2016.1188933
  3. Zohar, M., Salamon, A, & Rubin, R. (2016) Reappraised list of historical earthquakes in Israel and its close surroundings, Journal of Seismology, 20(3), 971-985. DOI: 10.1007/s10950-016-9575-7.
  4. Kidron, G., Zohar, M. (2015) Factors controlling the formation of coppice dunes (Nebkhas) in the Negev Desert, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3875
  5. Hsi-Hsien, W., Shohet, M. I., Skibniewski, M. J., Shapira, S., Levy, R., Levi, T., Salamon, A., & Zohar, M. (2015). Assessment of casualty and economic losses from earthquakes using semi-empirical model. Procedia Engineering, 123, 599-605. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.10.113.
  6. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A. (2015). Why is the minaret so short? Evidence on earthquake damage in Mt. Zion. Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 147(3), 230-246. DOI: 10.1179/1743130114Y.0000000016.
  7. Kidron, G., & Zohar, M. (2014). Wind speed determines the transitions from biocrust-stabilized to active dunes, Aeolian Research, 15, 261-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2014.04.006.
  8. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A., (2014). In Search of Earthquake Damage: New Evidence of Repairs after the 1927 Jericho Earthquake Using Old Photographs of Jerusalem. Seismological Research Letters, 85 (4), 912-922. DOI: 10.1785/0220140009.
  9. Kidron, G., Zohar, M., & Starinsky, A., (2014). Spatial distribution of dust deposition within a small drainage basin: Implications for loess deposits in the Negev Desert. Sedimentology. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12121.
  10. Zohar, M., & Marco, S., (2012). Re-estimating the epicenter of the 1927 Jericho earthquake using spatial distribution of intensity data. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 82, 19-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.03.004.
  11. Kidron, G., & Zohar, M., (2010). Spatial evaporation patterns within a small drainage basin in the Negev Desert. Journal of Hydrology, 380 (3-4), 376-385. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.11.012.

Scientific reports

  1. Salamon, A., Aksinenko, T., Avirav, V., Feldman, L., Levi, T., Levy, R., Tsesarsky, M., Zaslavsky, Y., & Zohar, M., (2014). Implementation of an updated Macroseismic Intensity Questionnaire in Israel. Prepared for the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee for Earthquake Preparedness in Israel, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Report GSI/21/2014, pp. 40.
  2. Zohar, M., Salamon, A., & Rubin, R., (2013). Damage patterns of past earthquakes in Israel – Preliminary Evaluation of historical sources. Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Final Report no. GSI/17/2013, pp. 37.
  3. Zohar, M., & Salamon, A., (2012). Damage patterns of past earthquakes in Israel – Evaluation of historical sources. Stage 2 - Data collection and analyses. Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Report no. 210-17-006, pp. 7.
  4. Zohar, M., & Salamon, A., (2011). Damage patterns of past earthquakes in Israel – Evaluation of historical sources (stage 1 - Database construction). Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Report no. 29-17-043, pp. 11.

Conference proceedings

  1. Shohet, M., Hsi‐Hsien, W., Levy, R., Shapira, S., Levi, O., Levi, T., Salamon, A., Bar‐Dayan, Y., Zohar, M., Vilnay, O., Aharonson‐Daniel, L., (2014). Earthquake Casualty Loss Assessment in a Major City of Israel‐ the Case of Tiberias. Conference proceeding, 2014 European Seismological Commision 34rd Assembly, Instanbul, Turkey, 24-28 Aug.

 

Conferences

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International

  1. Zohar, M., (2016). HGIS approach for reconstructing the damage in Tiberias (Israel) after the 1837 earthquake. Paper presented at the 1st spring Campus of Universirty Aliance for Sustainability, Berlin, Germany, 11-15 Apr.
  2. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A., (2015). The contribution of visual evidence to the study of damage cause by earthquakes. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference of Historical Geographers, London, England, 07-11 Jul.
  3. Zohar, M., Salamon, A., & Rubin, R., (2014). 2000 years of reported earthquakes and damage in Israel and its close vicinity. Paper 2509 presented at the 2014 European Seismological Commision 34rd Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey, 24-28 Aug (declined due to security reasons).
  4. Zohar, M., Salamon, A., & Rubin, R., (2013). Damage patterns of past earthquakes in Israel. Poster T31E-2564 prsented at the 2103 Fall meeting, AGU, San Fransisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.
  5. Zohar, M., & Marco, S., (2012). Re-estimating the epicenter of the 1927 Jericho earthquake using spatial distribution of intensity data. Paper presented at the 2012 European Seismological Commission 33rd Assembly, Moscow, Russia, 20-24 Aug.
  6. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A. (2012). In Search of Earthquake Damage: New Evidence of Repairs after the 1927 Jericho Earthquake Using Old Photographs of Jerusalem. Poster prsented at the 2012 European Seismological Commission 33rd Assembly, Moscow, Russia, 20-24 Aug.

Israeli

  1. Zohar, M., (2015). Using HGIS (Historical GIS) to reconstrauct the damage in Tiberias after the 1837 earthquake. Presented at the Israel Geographical Association Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel, 13-14 Dec.
  2. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A., (2014). Why is the minaret so short? Evidence on earthquake damage in Mt. Zion. Presented at the Israel Geographical Association Meeting, Haifa, Israel, 21-23 Dec.
  3. Zohar, M., & Salamon, A., Rubin, R., (2014). Patterns of Damage from Past Earthquakes in Israel – Evaluation of Historical Sources. Presented at the Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Ein-Boqeq, Israel, 25-27 Feb.
  4. Zohar, M., Marco, S., (2012). Re-estimating the epicenter of the 1927 Jericho earthquake using spatial distribution of intensity data. Presented at the Israel Geographical Association Meeting, Bee’r Sheva, Israel, 9-11 Dec.
  5. Zohar, M., Rubin, R., & Salamon, A., (2012). Visual methodology for identifying damage of historical earthquake: the case of 1927 in old photographs of Jerusalem. Presented at the 2012 Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, Ashkelon, Israel, 15-18 Mar.
  6. Zohar, M., Bennenson, I., & Marco, S., (2006). Analysis of historical earthquakes using Geographic Information Systems. Presented at the Israel Geological Society Annual Meeting, HaGoshrim, Israel, 21-24 Mar.