Name: Suresh Kumar Thappeta
Current Position: Post-doctoral researcher, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
Current Research Work: Analysis of turbulence characteristics and bedload in flash flood bores
Post-doctoral Researcher: ICWaR, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2019.
Name: Ron NativDegrees: B.Sc. Earth & Environmental Sciences, BGU , M.Sc. Earth & Environmental Sciences, BGU.
My PhD is jointly undertaken at BGU and the University of Potsdam co-supervised by Niels Hovius, Jens Turowski and Liran Goren.
Niels Hovius, Jens Turowski, Liran Goren
I am interested in fluvial processes that shape the morphology of bedrock rivers in mountainous, climate- and tectonically-driven landscapes. Particularly, I use laboratory experiments, theoretical models, high-resolution topographic data and environmental seismology to study the role of extremely large boulders on channel geometry and on bedload flux in bedrock canyons in the Liwu River, Taiwan. I am also interested in fluvial incision and in a recent project we examined the source and mechanism for the 'Sadler effect' - the phenomenon describing the fact that bedrock incision rates typically scale negatively with the time scale of the measurement.
My main focus in my PhD is developing a new physics-based model to quantify bedload transportation in ephemeral channels using surrogate monitoring methods including a combination of different instruments.
Degrees: B.Civ. Eng. Water Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
Co-advisor: Liran Goren
Dead Sea water is supplied by a canal to the Dead Sea Works evaporation ponds located in the southern Dead Sea. As a result of the continuous Dead Sea level decline, a new pumping station (P9) was constructed at the northern edge of the Ze'elim alluvial fan. Seven spillway bridges were constructed over the canal to allow flood waters to cross it toward the Dead Sea, thereby allowing continued ecological and physical activities in the fan.
My research examines the response of the braided Ze'elim pattern upstream of the canal and the extent of its incision below the spillway bridges constructed over the canal on development of the alluvial fan. Additionally, it specifically aims to build a monitoring and maintenance program for the canal and the spillway bridges.
Status: Lab Technician
Office: Building 72, room 238
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