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Details of Dr Michael Lazar   


Job title Marine Geophysicist
Univeristy of Haifa (
Mt. Carmel Haifa 31905
Univeristy of Haifa Mt. Carmel
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine Geology, Geophysics
Working languages English
Skills/Expertise seismic interpretation, tectonics, marine geophysics, basin analysis, gas seeps, marine landslides
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Michael LAZAR)

Efrati, S., Lehahn, Y., Rahav, E., Kress, N., Herut, B., Gertman, I., Goldman, R., Ozer, T., Lazar, M., Heifetz, E., 2013. Intrusion of coastal waters into the pelagic Eastern Mediterranean: in situ and satellite-based characterization, Biogeosciences, 10, 3349-3357, doi:10.5194/bg-10-3349-2013.
Miroslav, B., Rybakov, M., Lazar, M., 2013. Tutorial: The gravity stripping process as applied to gravity interpretation in the eastern Mediterranean. The Leading Edge, 32, 260-265.
Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Harari, D. and Waldmann, N., 2012. Active gas migration systems offshore northern Israel, first evidence from seafloor and subsurface data, Continental Shelf Research, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.08.003.
Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., 2012. The Red Sea ? New insights from recent geophysical studies and the connection to the Dead Sea fault. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 68, 96-110.
Lazar. M., Schattner, U. and Reshef, M., 2012. The great escape ? an intra-Messinian gas system in the eastern Mediterranean. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 20, doi:10.1029/2012GL053484, 2012.
Rybakov, M., Goldshmidt, V., Hall, J.K., Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M., 2011. New insights into the sources of Magnetic Anomalies in the Levant. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 52, 377-396.
Lazar, M., Schattner, U., 2010. Landscape evolution and hominin dispersal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1495-1500.
Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Tibor, G., Ben-Avraham, Z., Makovsky, Y., 2010. Filling up the shelf - a sedimentary response to the last post-glacial sea rise. Marine Geology, 278, 165-176.
Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., Porat, N., and Marco, S., 2010, Is the Jericho Escarpment a tectonic or a geomorphological feature? Active faulting and paleoseismic trenching: The Journal of Geology, v. 118, p. 261-276. doi:10.1086/651504.
Schattner, U. and Lazar, M., 2009. Subduction, collision and initiation of hominin dispersal. Quaternary Science Reviews: v. 28, p. 1820-1824.
Rybakov, M., Voznesensky, V., Ben-Avraham, Z., and Lazar, M., 2009. The Niklas anomaly southwest of Cyprus: New insights from combined gravity and magnetic data. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 57, p. 125?138. doi: 10.1560/IJES.57.2.125.
Ben-Avraham, Z., Garfunkel, Z., Lazar, M+., 2008. Geology and Evolution of the Southern Dead Sea Fault with Emphasis on Subsurface Structure: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. doi: 10.1146/annurev.earth.36.031207.124201
Schattner U., Ben-Avraham Z., Reshef M., Bar-Am G. and Lazar, M., 2006. Oligocene-Miocene formation of the Haifa basin: Qishon-Sirhan rifting coeval with the Red Sea-Suez rift system. Tectonophysics, v. 419, no.1-4, p. 1-12.
Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham Z. and Schattner U., 2006. Formation of sequential basin along a strike slip fault ? geophysical observations from the Dead Sea basin: Tectonophysics, V. 421, no. 1-2, p. 53-69.
Ben-Avraham, Z., Schattner, U., Lazar, M., Hall, J.K., Ben-Gai, Y., Neev, D. and Reshef, M., 2006. Segmentation of the Levant continental margin, eastern Mediterranean: Tectonics, 25, TC5002, doi:10.1029/2005TC001824
Schattner, U., Ben-Avraham, Z., Lazar, M. and Huebscher, C., 2006. Tectonic isolation of the Levant basin offshore Galilee-Lebanon - Effects of the Dead Sea fault plate boundary on the Levant continental margin, eastern Mediterranean. In: Tectonic Inversion and Structural Inheritance in Mountain Belts, Journal of Structural Geology, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2006.06.003.
Blumberg, D.G., Neta T., Margalit, N., Lazar, M., Freilikher, V., 2004. Mapping exposed and buried drainage systems using remote sensing in the Negev Desert, Israel, Geomorphology, v. 61, p. 239-250.
Lazar, M., Ben-Avraham, Z., 2002. First Images from the Bottom of the Dead Sea ? Indications of Recent Tectonic Activity. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 51, p. 211-218.

Created: 2008-07-19 Last Updated: 2016-06-19 by Michael LAZAR