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., 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.

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.

Ashkenazy, J., A. Lipshtat, A. Kesar, I. Silber, and C. Price (2015), A frequency domain method for modeling of distant lightning waveforms propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., in revision.  

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, C. Schmidt, S. Wüst, M. Bittner, and E. Pecora (2016), First ground-based observations of mesopause temperatures above the Eastern-Mediterranean Part I: Multi-day oscillations and tides, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.08.014.

Wüst, S., C. Schmidt, M. Bittner, I. Silber, C. Price, J. H. Yee, M. Mlynczak, and J. Russell III (2016), First ground-based observations of mesopause temperatures above the Eastern-Mediterranean Part II: OH*-climatology and gravity wave activity, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., in review.

Silber, I., and C. Price (2016), On the use of VLF narrowband measurements to study the lower ionosphere and the mesosphere-lower-thermosphere, Surv. Geophys., in review.

Honors and Awards:

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.