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Dr. Lev Eppelbaum

Dept. of Geophysics, Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv

Brief Biography:

Lev V. Eppelbaum received the M.Sc in Geophysics (1982) at the University of Oil and Chemistry in Baku (Azerbaijan) and Ph.D. (1989) at the Institute of Geophysics in Tbilisi (Georgia). In 1982-1983 he conducted geophysical investigations in the Central Geological Institute of Non-Ferrous and Rare metals (“TsNIGRI”). From 1983 to 1990 he worked as a Researcher and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Geophysics in Baku (Southern Branch of the All-Union Geophysical Prospecting Institute). During 1991-1992 he had Postdoctoral Studies at the Department of Geophysics, Tel Aviv University (TAU). From 1993 to 2005 he occupied positions of Researcher, Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer; in February 2005 he received at this Dept. a position of Principal Research Associate (Associated Professor).
He is author of about 260 publications, including 4 books: “Interpretation of Geophysical Fields in Complicated Environments”, (Kluwer Acad. Publ., Ser.: Modern Approaches in Geophysics), “Some Physical Foundations of Geodynamics” (Kedem Publ., Israel), “Iron and its unique role in the Earth evolution” (Mexican Geoph. Soc. Monogr. Ser.) and “Geophysical Studies in the Caucasus” (Springer, in Press), 96 articles and 35 Proceedings. His main research interests is the archaeological and environmental (ecological) geophysics based on the advanced processing and interpretation of potential and quasi-potential geophysical fields as well as integrated interpretation of geophysical and related data.
Prof. Eppelbaum gives at TAU courses “Potential Geophysical Fields”, “Environmental Geophysics” and “Principles of Archaeological Geophysics”.
He is member of Society of Exploration Geophysicists, International Society for Archaeological Prospection, EARSeL SIG (remote sensing and archaeology), American Geophysical Union, European Association of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Mediterranean Geologists and Geophysicists, EuroScience, Geoinformatics (Japan), Israel Geological Society and Prehistoric Society of Israel.
Prof. Eppelbaum is reviewer of International Journals “Earth and Planetary Science Letters”, “Geophysics”, “Acta Geophysica”, “Geophysical Prospecting”, “Geophysical Research Letters”, “Planetary and Space Science”, “Applied Geophysics”, “Near Surface Geophysics”, “Planetary and Space Science”, “Advances in Geosciences”, “Marine Geophysical Researches”, “Geophysical Journal International”, “Journal of Geophysics and Engineering”, “Journal of Natural Hazards”, “Archaeological Prospection”, “Archaeometery”, “New Journal of Physics”, “Geophysical Prospection” as well as “HIAT Journal of Science and Engineering” and “Scientific Israel”. He is member of Editorial Board of the “Open Mineralogical Processing Journal”, “Open Petroleum Engineering Journal”, “LatinMAG Letters” and “Positioning”, and Guest Editor of “Advances in Geosciences” and “Jour. of Geophysics and Engineering”. He was selected as chaiperson and member of Organization Committee at seven International Scientific Conferences. He is a member of the International Commission “Rotation of the Earth”.
Prof. Eppelbaum consults a few organizations in the field of environmental geophysics in Israel and abroad. Prof. L. Eppelbaum is listed in “Who’s Who in America”, “Who’s Who of Professionals”, “Who’s Who in the World”, “Dictionary of International Biograph” (Cambridge), “American Biographical Institute”, etc. He was nominated in 2010 to the Christaan Hyugens Medal of the European Geophysical Union.


Academic positions:

1982  - 1990 Geophysicist, Researcher and Senior Researcher. All-Union Geophysical Prospecting Inst. (southern Dept., Baku, Azerbaijan)

1991 - 1993 PostDoctorate. Dept. of Geophysics, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1995 - 1995 Researcher  " -- "

1995 - 2005 Senior Researcher " -- "

2005 - present Assoc. Professor "  -- " 


Research interests:

Archaeological and Environmental Geophysics. Investigation of some physical fields (magnetic, electromagnetic, radon gas, etc.)  to human body.



Any other information:



1. Khesin, B.E., Alexeyev, V.V. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1996. Interpretation of Geophysical
Fields in Complicated Environments. Kluwer Academic Publishers (Springer), Ser.: Modern
Approaches in Geophysics, Boston - Dordrecht - London, 368 p.
2. Aleinikov, A.L., Belikov, V.T. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2001. Some Physical Foundations of
Geodynamics (in Russian, contents and summary in English). Kedem Printing-House, Tel
Aviv, Israel, 172 p.
3. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2006. Iron and its Unique Role in the Earth evolution. Monogr., Mexican Geoph. Soc., 67 p.
4. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Khesin, B.E., 2012. Geophysical Studies in the Caucasus. Springer,
411 p.
5. Eppelbaum, L.V., Kutasov, I.M. and Pilchin, A.N., 2012. Applied Geothermics. Springer,
570 p. (in Press)


6. Khesin, B.E., Alexeyev, V.V. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1988. Optimization of geophysical
investigations in mountainous regions by increasing the effectiveness of interpretation. In: Optimization of prospecting for economic ore minerals in mountainous regions (in Russian). Moscow, Nedra, 79-122.
7. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Itkis, S.E., 2000. Magnetic investigations in the Proto-Historic site to the east of Tel Megiddo, In (Eds. I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and B. Halpern), Monograph Series of the Inst. of Archaeology, Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, “Megiddo III”, Monogr. Ser. No. 18, 504-514.
8. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2008. The Early Earth and Formation of the Lithosphere, In: (Eds. Anderson, J.E. and Coates, R.W.), The Lithosphere: Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics, Nova Science Publishers, N.Y., USA, 1-69.
9. Eppelbaum, L.V., Itkis, S.E. and Gopher, A., 2012. Detailed interpretation of magnetic data in the Nahal-Zehora site, In: (Ed. A. Gopher), Monograph Series of the Inst. of Archaeology, Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, “The Nahal-Zehora sites  Pottery Neolithic Villages in the Menashe Hills”, Monogr. Ser. No. 19, 315-331.
10. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2012. The Early Earth, Formation and Evolution of the Lithosphere in the Hadean – Middle Archean, In: (Eds. Sato, F. and Nakamura, S.)
Encyclopedia of Earth Science Research (3 Volume Set), Ser.: Earth Sciences in the 21st
Century, Nova Science Publishers, N.Y., USA, 1-93.


11. Eppelbaum, L.V., 1984. A correlation method for eliminating topographic effect in the VLFmethod (in Russian). Deposited by VINITI, USSR Academy of Sciences, No.6492-84, 14 pp.
12. Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1985. Limitation of the number of methods involved in the set of geophysical methods for searching useful deposits (in Russian). Baku, IL AzNIINTI, No.21, 4 pp.
13. Bashirov, A.E., Mishne, L.R. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1986. Linear filtering geophysical fields with dependent noise (in Russian). Baku, IL AzNIINTI, No.16, 2 pp.
14. Alexeyev, V.V., Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1986. Methods for quantitative
interpretation of VLF-curves under conditions of rugged relief (in Russian). Baku, IL
AzNIINTI, No.6, 4 pp.
15. Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1986. Optimization of the set of methods in the
geophysical integration by searching economic minerals (in Russian). Izvestiya AN Azerb.
SSR, Ser. Nauki o Zemle, No.1, 89-93.
16. Eppelbaum, L.V., 1987. Multimodel approach to the study of geophysical targets (in
Russian). Deposited by VINITI, USSR Academy of Sciences, No. 7842-87, 10 pp.
17. Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1988. Methods of quantitative interpreting the data of near-surface thermal prospecting under complicated physical-geological conditions (in
Russian). Baku, IL AzNIINTI, No.19, 4 pp.
18. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Mishne, L.R., 1988. Some theoretical aspects of optimal filtration of geophysical signals with dependent noises (in Russian). Deposited by VINITI, USSR Academy of Sciences, No. 6034-B88, 10 pp.
19. Eppelbaum, L.V., 1991. Examples of terrain corrections in the VLF-method in the Caucasian region, USSR. Geoexploration, 28, 67-75.
20. Bashirov, A.E., Eppelbaum, L.V. and Mishne, L.R., 1992. Improving Eötvös corrections by wide-band noise Kalman filtering. Geophysical Journal International, 108, 1, 193-197.
21. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Khesin, B.E., 1992. VLF-method: elimination of noises and
quantitative interpretation. Collection of papers. Regional Symposium on Electromagnetic
Compatibility “1992 − From a Unified Region to a Unified World”, Section “LF to ULF”
Electromagnetics and the Earth, 5.2.1, Tel Aviv, 1-6.
22. Khesin, B.E., Alexeyev, V.V. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1993. Investigation of geophysical
fields in pyrite deposits under mountainous conditions. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 31,
23. Khesin, B.E., Alexeyev, V.V. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1993. 3-D modeling of gravity and
magnetic fields as a final stage of application of effective interpretation system of geophysical data under difficult geological conditions. Geoinformatics, 4, No.3, 177-188.
24. Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1994. Near-surface thermal prospecting: Review of
processing and interpretation. Geophysics, 59, No.5, 744-752.
25. Eppelbaum, L.V., Modelevsky, M.M. (Jr.) and Pilchin, A.N., 1996. Thermal investigation in petroleum geology: the experience of implication in the Dead Sea Rift zone, Israel. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 19, No.4, 425-444.
26. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1997. Determination of magnetized bodies lower edges by using geothermal data. Geophysical Journal International, 128, No.1, 167-174.
27. Khesin, B.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1997. The number of geophysical methods required for target classification: quantitative estimation. Geoinformatics, 8, No.1, 31-39.
28. Khesin, B.E., Alexeyev, V.V. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1997. Rapid methods for interpretation of induced polarization anomalies. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 37, No.2, 117-130.
29. Finkelstein, M., Brenner, S., Eppelbaum, L. and Ne’eman, E., 1998. Identification of
anomalous radon concentration due to geodynamic processes by elimination of Rn variations caused by other factors. Geophysical Journal International, 133, No.2, 407-412.
30. Itkis, S.E. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1998. First results of magnetic prospecting application at the Prehistoric sites of Israel. Journal of the Prehistoric Society of Israel, 28, 177-187.
31. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Finkelstein, M.I., 1998. Radon emanation, magnetic and VLF
temporary variations: removing components not associated with dynamic processes.
Collection of Selected Papers of the XXVI General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (Tel Aviv, Israel), 122-126.
32. Aleinikov, A.L., Belikov, V.T. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 1999. Investigation of rock
destruction: a novel physical-mathematical approach. Collection of Selected Papers of the
SAGEEP-99 Confer., 12, Oakland, USA, 609-618.
33. Eppelbaum, L.V., 1999. Near-surface thermal prospecting in petroleum geology, In: Applied Geothermics for Petroleum Engineers, Elsevier, 274-301.
34. Kardashov, V., Einav, S., Eppelbaum, L. and Ismail-Zadeh, A., 1999. A novel approach to investigation and control of nonlinear nonstationary processes: application to environments and biomedical engineering. Scientific Israel, No.3, 24-33.
35. Eppelbaum, L.V., Itkis, S.E. and Petrov, A.V., 2000. Physics and archaeology: magnetic
field as a reliable tool for searching ancient remains in Israel. Scientific Israel, No.2, 68-78.
36. Kutasov, I.M., Eppelbaum, L.V. and Dorofeyeva, R.P., 2000. Physical-mathematical
problem of the recent climate reconstruction from subsurface temperature logs. Scientific
Israel, No.2, 79-83.
37. Eppelbaum, L.V., 2000. Applicability of geophysical methods for localization of
archaeological targets: An introduction. Geoinformatics, 11, No.1, 19-28.
38. Eppelbaum, L.V., Itkis, S.E. and Gopher, A., 2000. Development of the initial physicoarchaeological
model of the Nahal-Zehora site (Central Israel) using modern magnetic data interpretation. Selected Papers presented at the Ann. SAGEEP Confer., 13, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, USA, 379-388.
39. Berkovitch, A.L., Eppelbaum, L.V. and Basson, U., 2000. Application of multifocusing
seismic processing to the GPR data analysis. Selected Papers presented at the Ann. SAGEEP Confer., 13, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, USA, 597-606.
40. Eppelbaum, L.V., Itkis, S.E. and Khesin, B.E., 2000. Optimization of magnetic
investigations in the archaeological sites in Israel, In: Special Issue of Prospezioni
Archeologiche “Filtering, Modeling and Interpretation of Geophysical Fields at
Archaeological Objects”, 65-92.
41. Eppelbaum, L.V., 2000. Detailed geophysical investigations at archaeological sites, In: (Ed. A. Nissenbaum), Relation between archaeology and other scientific disciplines, Collection of Papers, Weitzman Inst., No.8, 39-54 (in Hebrew).
42. Kardashov, V.R., Eppelbaum, L.V. and Vasilyev, O.V., 2000. The role of nonlinear source terms in geophysics. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, No. 14, 2069-2073.
43. Aleinikov, A.L., Belikov, V.T., Eppelbaum, L.V. and Nemzorov, N.I., 2000. Mountainous
rock destruction and metamorphic processes in the Earth: A view from classical physics.
Scientific Israel, No.3, 65-87.
44. Eppelbaum, L.V., Khesin, B.E. and Itkis, S.E., 2001. Prompt magnetic investigations of
archaeological remains in areas of infrastructure development: Israeli experience.
Archaeological Prospection, 8, No.3, 163-185.
45. Kutasov, I.M. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2001. Determination of undisturbed formation
temperature from logs in superdeep wells. Scientific Israel, No. 2, 12-19.
46. Ben-Avraham, Z., Ginzburg, A., Makris, J. and Eppelbaum, L., 2002. Crustal structure of the Levant basin, Eastern Mediterranean. Tectonophysics, 346, 23-43.
47. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Khesin, B.E., 2002. Some common aspects of magnetic, induced
polarization and self-potential anomalies interpretation: implication for ore target localization. Collection of Selected Papers of the IV Intern. Symp. on Problems of Eastern Mediterranean Geology, 279-293.
48. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2002. Some peculiarities of thermodynamic conditions in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Scientific Israel, No. 1-2, 117-142.
49. Eppelbaum, L.V., Vaksman, V.L., Klepatch, C.A., Modin, I., Kouznetsov, S.V., Surkov,
A.V. Korotaeva, N.N., Smirnov, S.A. and Bezlepkin, B.A., 2002. Discovering of
diamondiferous association in the Makhtesh Ramon area, Negev desert (Southern Israel).
Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 80, 25-28.
50. Eppelbaum, L., Ben-Avraham, Z. and Itkis, S., 2003. Ancient Roman Remains in Israel provide a challenge for physical-archaeological modeling techniques. First Break, 21 (2), 51-61.


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