Lensky Itamar


My research interests are in land and sea surface temperature; evaporation and evapotranspiration; the effect of atmospheric circulation in different scales on the surface properties; implications for agriculture, epidemiology, and urban heat island.


1. Hamdani I., Assouline S., Tanny J., Lensky I.M., Gertman I., Mor Z., Lensky N.G., 2018: Evaporation from a deep hypersaline lake: Direct measurements from the Dead Sea. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.057
2. Mor Z. S. Assouline, J. Tanny, I. M. Lensky, and N. G. Lensky, 2018: Effect of water surface salinity on evaporation: The case of a diluted buoyant plume over the Dead Sea. Water Resources Research. 54, doi:10.1002/2017WR021995
3. Bodenheimer S., R. Nirel, U. Dayan, and I. M. Lensky, 2018: Relationship between AOD and synoptic circulation over the Eastern Mediterranean: A comparison between subjective and objective classifications. Atmospheric Environment. 177, 253-261. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.01.016
4. Lensky N.G., I.M. Lensky, A. Peretz, I. Gertman, J. Tanny, S. Assouline, 2018: Diurnal course of evaporation from the Dead Sea in summer: a distinct double peak induced by solar radiation and night sea breeze. Water Resources Research. 54,doi:10.1002/2017WR021536
5. Blum M., D. Nestel, Y. Cohen, E. Goldshtein, D. Helman, and I. M. Lensky, 2018: Predicting H. armigera pest population dynamics with a time-age insect population model driven by satellite data. Ecological Modelling, 368, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.12.019


1. Cloud microphysics, cloud-aerosols interactions
2. Satellite remote sensing in agriculture
3. Remote sensing of the Dead Sea surface – skin temperature and suspended matter
4. Remote sensing and epidemiology
5. The effect of atmospheric processes of different scales on land surface temperature
6. Time series analysis of satellite data