Israel Silber

Israel Silber

  • Post Doctoral Scholar
623 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: ixs34@psu.edu

Education:

  1. PhD - Department of Geosciences, Tel-Aviv University (2016).
  2. B.Sc - Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University (2010).

Biography:

Research Interests:

  • Mixed-phase Antarctic clouds.
  • Remote-sensing techniques.
  • Mesosphere-lower-thermosphere aeronomy.

Publications:

Silber, I., H. Verlinde, E. W. Eloranta, and M, Cadeddu (2018), Antarctic cloud macrophysical, thermodynamic phase, and atmospheric inversion coupling properties at McMurdo Station Part I: principal data processing and climatology, J. Geophys. Res.: Atmos., in revision.

Silber, I., H. Verlinde, E. W. Eloranta, C. J. Flynn, and D. M. Flynn (2018), Polar liquid cloud base detection algorithms for high spectral resolution or micropulse lidar data, J. Geophys. Res.: Atmos., doi: 10.1029/2017JD027840.

Katz, S., Y. Yair, C. Price, R. Yaniv, I. Silber, B. Lynn, and B. Ziv (2018), Electrical properties of the 8-12th September, 2015 massive dust outbreak over the Levant, Atmospheric Research, 201, 218-225, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.11.00.

Wüst, S., C. Schmidt, M. Bittner, I. Silber, C. Price, J. H. Yee, M. Mlynczak, and J. Russell III (2017), First ground-based observations of mesopause temperatures above the Eastern-Mediterranean Part II: OH*-climatology and gravity wave activity, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 155, 104-111, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2017.01.003.

Silber, I., C. Price, C. Schmidt, S. Wüst, M. Bittner, and E. Pecora (2017), First ground-based observations of mesopause temperatures above the Eastern-Mediterranean Part I: Multi-day oscillations and tides, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 155, 95-103, doi: 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.08.014.

Silber, I., and C. Price (2017), On the use of VLF narrowband measurements to study the lower ionosphere and the mesosphere-lower-thermosphere, Surv. Geophys., 38, 407-441, doi: 10.1007/s10712-016-9396-9.

Silber, I., C. Price, and C. J. Rodger (2016), Semi-annual oscillation (SAO) of the nighttime ionospheric D-region as detected through ground-based VLF receivers, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(5), 3279–3288, doi:10.5194/acp-16-3279-2016.

Silber, I., C. Price, E. Galanti, and A. Shuval (2015), Anomalously strong vertical magnetic fields from distant ELF/VLF sources, J. Geophys. Res.: Space. Phys., 120, 6036-6044, doi: 10.1002/2015JA021141.

Silber, I., C. Price, C. J. Rodger, and C. Haldoupis (2013), Links between mesopause temperatures and ground-based VLF narrowband radio signals, J. Geophys. Res.: Atmos., 118, 1-12, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50379.

Honors and Awards:

2017:               URSI (International Union of Radio Science) Young Scientist Award.

2015:               IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) Young Scientist Award.

2014:               Travel scholarship for an international scientific conference, by the Israeli Ministry of Science
                       and Technology, Israel.

2013:               Department of Geophysical, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences PhD Excellence award.

2012:               Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology 3-years PhD fellowship, in memory of Col. Ilan
                       Ramon, first Israeli astronaut.

2010, 2011:     Dean's Excellence award by Tel-Aviv University.

Employment:

2010-2014:      Teaching assistant and tutor, Department of Geophysical, Atmospheric and Planetary
                      Sciences, Tel-Aviv University. 
                      Course name:  Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences.

2010-2012:      Research assistant, ILAN Team, Department of Nature Sciences, Open University,
                      Israel.          
                      Research topic: Study of red sprites and other TLE's.           

2009-2011:      Research assistant, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel-Aviv University.
                      Research topic: Ice nuclei, their concentration and efficiency in clean and polluted air and their
                      effects on clouds and precipitation.