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  1. Weinberger, R., T. Levi, G. I. Alsop, and S. Marco (2017), Kinematics of Mass Transport Deposits revealed by magnetic fabrics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL074471. (Download PDF file)

  2. Alsop, I., Marco, S., Levi, T., Weinberger, R. (2017). Fold and Thrust systems in Mass Transport Deposits. J. Struct. Geol. 94:98-115, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2016.11.008. (Download PDF file)

  3. Nuriel, P., Weinberger, R. Kylander-Clark, A. R.C., Hacker, B., and Craddock, J.P., (2017). The onset of the Dead Sea Transform based on calcite age-strain analyses. Geology, doi:10.1130/G38903.1 (Download PDF file)

  4. Alsop, I., Marco, S., Weinberger, R., and Levi, T., (2017). Upslope-verging back thrusts developed during downslope-directed slumping of Mass Transport Deposits. J. Struct. Geol. 100:45-61, doi: doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2017.05.006. (Download PDF file)

  5. Issachar, R., Levi, T., Lyakhovsky, V., Marco, S., and Weinberger, R. (2016). Improving the method of low-temperature anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (LT-AMS) measurements in air Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006339. (Download PDF file)

  6. Alsop, G.I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., and Marco, S. (2016) Cycles of passive versus active diapirism recorded along an exposed salt wall. J. Struct. Geol., 84:47-67 (Download PDF file)

  7. Weinberger, R., Levi, T., Alsop, G.I., and Eyal, Y. (2016) Coseismic horizontal slip revealed by sheared clastic dikes in the Dead Sea Basin GSA Bulletin, doi:10.1130/B31415.1 (Download PDF file)

  8. Alsop, G.I., Marco, S., Weinberger, R., and Levi, T. (2016) Sedimentary and structural controls on seismogenic slumping within mass transport deposits from the Dead Sea Basin. Sedimentary Geology (Download PDF file)

  9. Issachar, R., Levi, T., Marco, S., and Weinberger, R. (2015). Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility in diamagnetic limestones reveals deflection of the strain field near the Dead Sea Fault, northern Israel. Tectonophysics 656, 175–189. DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.06.021 (Download PDF file)

  10. Braun, D., Weinberger, R., Eyal, Y., Feinstein, S., Harlavan, Y., and Levi, T. (2015). Distinctive diamagnetic fabrics in dolostones evolved at fault cores, the Dead Sea Transform. J. Struct. Geol., 77, 11-26. DOI:10.1016/j.jsg.2015.05.007 (Download PDF file)

  11. Alsop, I., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., Marco, S. (2015). Deformation within an exposed salt wall: Recumbent folding and extrusion of evaporites in the Dead Sea Basin. J. Struct. Geol., 70:95-118 (Download PDF file)

  12. Segev, A., Lyakhovsky, V., and Weinberger, R., 2014. Continental transform–rift interaction adjacent to a continental margin: The Levant case study. Earth-Sci. Rev., 139, 83-103 (Download PDF file)

  13. Levi, T., Weinberger, R., and Marco, S. (2014). Magnetic fabrics induced by dynamic faulting reveal damage zone sizes in soft rocks, Dead Sea basin. Geophys. J. Int. 199,1214-1229. (Download PDF file)

  14. Jacoby, Y., Weinberger, R., Levi, T., and Marco, S. (2014). Clastic dikes in the Dead Sea Basin as indicators to potential hazard. Natural Hazards. DOI:10.1007/s11069-014-1392-0. (Download PDF file)

  15. Weinberger, R. (2014). Pleistocene strain partitioning during transpression along the Dead Sea Transform, Metulla Saddle, northern Israel. In: Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews (Garfunkel, G., Ben-Avraham, Z., Kagan, E., eds.), Chapter 6, doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-8872-4_6. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. (Download PDF file)

  16. Weinstein, Y. and Weinberger, R., and Calvert, A. (2013). The impact of drainage system dynamics on Late Pleistocene volcanic activity based on high resolution 40Ar/39Ar dating from the northern Golan. Bulletin of Volcanology, 75:712, doi: 10.1007/s00445-013-0712-7. (Download PDF file)

  17. Bahat, D., Bankwitz, P., Bankwitz, E., Bialik, O., and Weinberger, R. (2012). Comparative tectonofractography: Fracturing in 19 jointing provinces, experimental results, fracture mechanics considerations and province classification. German. J. Geosci., 163, 345-359. doi:10.1127/1860-1804/2012/0163-0345. (Download PDF file)

  18. Nuriel, P., Rosenbaum, G., Zhao, J., Golding, S.D., Feng, Y., Villemant, B., and Weinberger, R. (2012). U-Th dating of striated fault planes. Geology, 40, 647-650. (Download PDF file)

  19. Lyakhovsky, V., Segev, A., Schattner, U., and Weinberger, R., (2012). Deformation and seismicity associated with continental rift zones propagating toward continental margins. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, doi:10.1029/2011GC003927. (Download PDF file)

  20. Nuriel, P., Weinberger, R., Rosenbaum, G., Golding, S.D., Zhao, J., Uysal, T.I., Bar-Matthews, and M., Gross, M. R. (2012).Timing and mechanism of late-Pleistocene calcite vein formation across the Dead Sea Fault Zone northern Israel. J. Struct. Geol.doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.12.010. (Download PDF file)

  21. Nuriel, P., Rosenbaum, G., Uysal, T.I., Zhao, J., Golding,S.D., Weinberger, R., Karabacak, V., and Avni, Y. (2011). In: Geology of the Earthquake Source: A Volume in Honour of Rick Sibson (Fagereng, A., Toy, V.G., and Rowland, J.V. eds.). Formation of fault-related calcite precipitates and their implications for dating fault activity in the East Anatolian and Dead Sea fault zones. Geol. Soc. London Special Publications, 359, 229-248, doi:10.1144/SP359.13. (Download PDF file)

  22. Levi, T., Weinberger, R. (2011).Magnetic fabrics of diamagnetic rocks and the strain field associated with the Dead Sea fault, northern Israel. J. Struct. Geol.,33, 566-578,doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2011.02.001. (Download PDF file)

  23. Levi, T., Weinberger, R., and Eyal, Y. (2011). A coupled fluid-fracture approach to propagation of clastic dikes during earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 498, 35-44, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.11.012. (Download PDF file)

  24. Weinberger, R., Schattner, U., Medvedev, B., Frieslander, U., Sneh, A., Harlavan, Y. and Gross, R.M. (2010).Convergent strike-slip across the Dead Sea Fault in northern Israel imaged by high-resolution seismic reflection data. Isr. J. Earth Sci., 58, 203-216, doi:10.1560/IJES.58.2-3.203. (Download PDF file)

  25. Shaanan, U., Porat, N., Navon, O., Weinberger, R., and Weinstein, Y. (2010). OSL dating of a Pleistocene maar: Birket Ram, the Golan Heights. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.06.007. (Download PDF file)

  26. Sneh, A., Weinberger, R. and Shalev. E. (2010). The 'why-how-when' of the Shilom Tunnel reevaluated. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 359, 57-65. (Download PDF file)

  27. Weinberger, R., Sneh, A., and Shalev, E. (2010). The fault beneath their feet: How the Israelites found water inside Hazor. Biblical Archaeology Review, 36, 65-67. (Download PDF file)

  28. Weinberger, R., Eyal, Y., and Mortimer, N. (2010). Formation of systematic joints in metamorphic rocks due to release of residual elastic strain energy, Otago Schist, New Zealand. J. Struct. Geol., 32, 288-305, doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2009.12.003. (Download PDF file)

  29. Joseph-Hai, N., Eyal, Y., and Weinberger, R. (2010). Disharmonic folds and associated faults along a flank of a Syrian Arc monocline In: Evolution of the Levant margin and Western Arabia Platform since the Mesozoic (Homberg, C. ed). Geol. Soc. London Special Publication, 341, 211-226. (Download PDF file)

  30. Weinberger, R., Gross, M.R. and Sneh, A. (2009). Evolving deformation along a transform plate boundary: Example from the Dead Sea Fault in northern Israel. Tectonics, Vol. 28, TC5005, doi:10.1029/2008TC002316 (Download PDF file)

  31. Levi, T., Weinberger, R. and Eyal, Y. (2009). Decay of dynamic fracturing based on three-dimensional measurements of clastic-dike geometry. Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 831-841. (Download PDF file)

  32. Weinberger, R. and Bahat, D. (2008).Relative fracture velocities based on fundamental characteristics of joint-surface morphology. Terra Nova, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.200700788. (Download PDF file) (Download the Terra Nova cover photo)

  33. Weinberger, R. Maimon, O., Begin, Z.B., and Lyakhovsky, V. (2008). Joint nucleation from cavity-shaped flaws: field observations, probability of occurrence and 3D mechanical analysis.Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 9, Q03020, doi:10.1029/2007GC001782. (Download PDF file)

  34. Schattner, U., and Weinberger, R. (2008). A mid-Pleistocene deformation transition in the Hula basin, northern Israel: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Dead Sea Fault.Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst 9, Q07009, doi:1029/2007GC001937. (Download PDF file)

  35. Weinberger, R. Sneh, A., and Shalev. E. (2008). Hydrogeological insights in antiquity as indicated by Canaanite and Israelite water systems. J. Archaeol. Sci., 35: 3035-3042, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2008.06.024. (Download PDF file)

  36. Levi, T., Weinberger, R., Eyal, Y., Lyakhovsky, V. and Hefez, E. (2008). Velocities and driving pressures of clay-rich sediments injected into clastic dikes during earthquakes. Geophys. J. Int., 175, 1095-1107. (Download PDF file)

  37. Porat, N., Levi, T., Weinberger, R. (2007). Possible resetting of quartz OSL signal during earthquakes - evidence from injection dikes in late Pleistocene sediments, Dead Sea basin, Israel. Quaternary Geochronology (in press). (Download PDF file)

  38. Weinberger, R., Bar-Matthews, M., Levi, T., and Begin, Z.B. (2007). Late-Pleistocene rise of the Sedom diapir on the backdrop of water-level fluctuations of Lake Lisan, Dead Sea basin, Quaternary International 175, 53-61, doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2007.03.007. (Download PDF file)

  39. Yechieli, Y., Kafri, U., Wollman, S., Lyakhovsky, V. and Weinberger, R. (2007). The relationship between steep monoclinal flexure and steep hydraulic gradients. Ground water 45:616-626. (Download PDF file)

  40. Weinberger, R., Begin, Z.B., Waldmann, N., Gardosh, M., Baer, G., Frumkin, A., Wdowinski, S. (2006). Quaternary rise of the Sedom diapir, Dead Sea basin. In: New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research, (eds: Enzel, Y. Agnon, A., and Stein, M.), Geological Society of America Special Paper 401, Chapter 3, p.33-51, doi:10.1130/2006.2401(03). (Download PDF file)

  41. Weinberger, R., Lyakhovsky, V., Baer, G., and Begin, Z. B. (2006). Mechanical modeling and InSAR measurements of Mount Sedom uplift, Dead Sea Basin: Implications for rock-salt properties and diapir emplacement mechanism. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q05014, doi:10.1029/2005GC001185. (Download PDF file)

  42. Krzywiec, P., and Weinberger, R. (2006). Role of basement tectonics in evolution of salt diapirs: the Mid-Polish trough versus the Dead Sea basin. Geolines, 20: 82-83. (Download PDF file)

  43. Levi, T., Weinberger, R., AIFA, T., Eyal, Y., and Marco, S. (2006). Earthquake-induced clastic dikes detected by anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility. Geology 34:68-71. (Download PDF file) (Download the Geology cover photo)

  44. Levi, T., Weinberger, R., AIFA, T., Eyal, Y., and Marco, S. (2006). Injection mechanism of clay-rich sediments into dikes during earthquakes. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q12009, doi:10.1029/2006GC001410. (Download PDF file)

  45. Weinstein, Y. and Weinberger, R. (2006). The geology and volcanological history of Mount Avital. Isr. J. Earth Sci. 55: 237-255. (Download PDF file)

  46. Katz, Y., Weinberger, R. (2005). Strain localization in sandstone during embryonic stages of shear-zone evolution. Terra Nova 17:311-316. (Download PDF file)

  47. Katz, Y., Weinberger, R., and Aydin, A. (2004). Geometry and kinematic evolution of Riedel shear structures, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. J. Struct. Geol. 26:491-501. (Download PDF file)
  48. Sneh, A. and Weinberger, R. (2003). Geological Map of Israel. Sheet 2-II Metulla, scale 1:50,000. Israel Geological Survey. (Download map)

  49. Weinberger, R., Sneh, A., and Harlavan, Y. (2003). The occurrence of Middle-Miocene volcanism at Mt. Hermon, northern Israel. Isr. J. Earth. Sci. 52:179-184. (Download PDF file)

  50. Sneh, A. and Weinberger, R. (2003). Geology of the Metulla quadrangle, northern Israel: implications for the offset along the Dead Sea Rift. Isr. J. Earth. Sci. 52:123-138. (Download PDF file)

  51. Weinberger, R. and Sneh, A. (2003) (Eds.). Geology Round and about the Hula Valley. Special issue Israel Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 3-4, Laser pages Pub., Jerusalem, including Forward by Guest Editors, Isr. J. Earth. Sci. 52, 3-4:i-ii. (Download PDF file) (Download the IJES cover photo)

  52. Marco, S.,Weinberger, R, and Agnon, A. (2002). Radial fractures formed by a salt stock in the Dead Sea Rift, Israel, Terra Nova 14:288-294. (Download PDF file)

  53. Weinberger, R. (2001). Evolution of polygonal patterns in stratified mud during desiccation: the role of flaw distribution and layer boundaries, Geol. Soc. Am. Bull.113:20-31. (Download PDF file) (Download the Bulletin cover photo)

  54. Weinberger, R. (2001). Joint nucleation in layered rocks with non-uniform distribution of cavities, J. Struct. Geol. 23:1241-1254. (Download PDF file)

  55. Ilani, S., Harlavan, Y., Tarawneh, K., Rabba, I., Weinberger, R., Ibrahim., K., Peltz, S., Steinitz, G. (2001). New K-Ar ages of basalts from Harrat Ash-Shaam volcanic field in Jordan: implications for the span and duration of the upper-mantle upwelling beneath the western Arabian Plate, Geology 29:171-174. (Download PDF file)

  56. Weinberger, R., V. Lyakhovsky, G. Baer, and A. Agnon (2000). Damage zones around en echelon dike segments in porous sandstone, J. Geophys. Res. 105:3115-3133. (Download PDF file)

  57. Weinberger, R. (1999). Initiation and growth of cracks during desiccation of stratified muddy sediments, J. Struct. Geol., 21:379-386. (Download PDF file)

  58. Weinberger, R., V .Lyakhovsky, and A. Agnon (1999). Damage evolution and propagation paths of en-echelon cracks, In:Amadei et al. (Editors), Rock Mechanics for Industry, Rotterdam:Balkema 1125-1132. (Download PDF file)

  59. Lyakhovsky, V. Z. Reches, R. Weinberger and T. Scott (1997). Non-linear behavior of damaged rocks, Geophys. J. Int. 130:157-166. (Download PDF file)

  60. Weinberger, R. A. Agnon, H. Ron (1997). Paleomagnetic Reconstruction of a Diapir Emplacement: a Case Study from Sedom Diapir, the Dead Sea Rift, J. Geophys. Res.102:5173-5192. (Download PDF file)

  61. Weinberger, R., A. Agnon, H. Ron and Z. Garfunkel (1995). Rotation about an inclined axis: three dimensional matrices for reconstructing paleomagnetic and structural data J. Struct. Geol. 17:777-782. (Download PDF file)

  62. Weinberger, R., G. Baer, G. Shamir and A. Agnon (1995). Deformation bands associated with dyke propagation in porous sandstone, Makhtesh Ramon, Israel. In: Baer, G.; Heimann, A. (Editors), Physics and Chemistry of Dykes. Rotterdam: Balkema 95-112. (Download PDF file)

  63. Baer, G., A. Heimann, Y. Eshet, Weinberger, R., A. Musset and G. Sherwood (1995). The Saharonim basalt: a Late Triassic - Early Jurassic magmatism in southeastern Makhtesh Ramon, Israel. Isr. J. Earth. Sci. 44:1-10. (Download PDF file)

  64. Gvirtzman, Z. and Weinberger, R., (1994). Interpretation of Ramon Basalt magnetic anomalies: Magnetic modeling and a paleomagnetic study. Isr. J. Earth Sci. 43:47-53. (Download PDF file)

  65. Weinberger, R., Z. Reches, A. Eidelman and T. E. Scott (1994). Tensile properties of rocks in four-point beam tests under confining pressure. In: Nelson, P., Laubach, S. E. (Editors), Rock Mechanics Models and Measurements Challenges from Industry. Rotterdam:Balkema 435-442. (Download PDF file)

Current research

  1. Katz, Y., Weinberger, R., and Starinsky, A. (2002). Faulting in porous sandstone, Amir Mountain, southern Israel, Isr. Geol. Surv. Current Res., 13:59-63 (Download PDF file)
  2. Weinberger, R. Y. Yechieli, and A. Sneh (2000). The Samra Formation in the Amiaz Plain: Stratigraphic correlations of pre-Lisan lake sediments in the Dead Sea Rift, Isr. Geol. Surv. Current Res., 12:231-234.
  3. Weinberger, R., V. Lyakhovsky, G. Baer, and A. Agnon (1996). Evolution of host-rock deformation and damaged zones around interacting en echelon dyke segments, Isr. Geol. Surv. Current Res., 10:74-78.

Field guidebooks

  1. Weinberger, R., and Sneh, A. (2004). The Geology of Qiryat Shemona region. Isr. Geol. Soc. Annu. Meet., HaGoshrim, Field trips guidebook, pp. 55-78 (in Hebrew). (Download PDF file)
  2. Katz, Y., Weinberger, R. and A. Starinsky (2001). Fault-zone evolution in sandstones, Har Amir, southern Israel. Field trips guidebook, Isr. Geol. Soc. Annu. Mtg., Eilat, 23-34 (in Hebrew).
  3. Weinberger, R. (1995). Deformation bands associated with dyke emplacement in the porous sandstone of the Inmar Formation. In: Heimann & Baer (Editors), Dyke in Israel and their tectonic and magmatic setting, 3RD Int. Dyke Conf., Excursion guide, Isr. Geol. Surv. Rep. #GSI/17/95, 102-112.
  4. Weinberger, R. and A. Agnon (1993). The structure of the Sedom salt body (Paleomagnetic and structural results). Field trips guidebook, Isr. Geol. Soc. Annu. Mtg., Arad 99-111 (in Hebrew).

Articles in popular sceintific journals

  1. Weinberger, R., and Begin. Z.B., (2006). What did Lot's Wife see? The rise of the Sedom diapir in the last tow million years. In: Galileo, 89:44-51 (in Hebrew).

  2. Weinberger, R. (2006). Lot's letter to Dr. Weinberger. In: HaTargum HaShivim VeEhat. (in Hebrew).

  3. Weinberger, R., and Begin. Z.B., (2005). What did Lot's Wife see? The rise of the Sedom diapir in the last two million years. In: Melakh Ha'arez, a series for the Dead Sea researches (Navon, O. ed), 1:1-18 (in Hebrew). (Download PDF file)

  4. Weinberger, R., and Sneh, A. (2004). Seismic hazards in Qiryat Shemona district. In: Line to Infrastructures, Journal of the Ministry of National Infrastructures, December, 2004 (Ovadia, S. ed), pp. 6-7 (in Hebrew).