Avshalom Babad Ph.D
My main topic of interest is the interface between water, rock and soil. From a hydrological point of view, these are two different disciplines: groundwater hydrology and surface hydrology.
My groundwater studies focus on the identification of the groundwater recharge areas, mapping of aquifers and construction of conceptual and numerical flow models.
Surface hydrology in arid areas mostly concerns flash flood flow. In this discipline, I investigate runoff generation processes, quantify floodwater discharge, and study ancient agriculture practices, based on runoff management, from archaeological remains in the Negev desert.
- Babad, A., Burg, A., Adar, E. (2019). Conceptual hydrological modeling of a complex hydrogeological basin with scarce information: the Hula Valley, Israel. In preparation.
- Avriel-Avni, N., Avni, Y., Babad, A., Meroz, A. (2018). Wisdom dwells in places: what can modern farmers learn from ancient agricultural systems? Journal of Arid Environments. Under review.
- Babad, A., Burg, A., Adar, E. (2017). Hydraulic head measurements in two-phase hydrogeological conditions. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science. 17 (2017), 968-971.
- Daha Dahan, O., Babad, A., Lazarovitch, N., Kurtzman, D. (2014). Nitrate leaching from intensive organic farm to groundwater. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 333-341, 2014.