The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Nathan  Sheffer
Nathan Sheffer Postdoctoral Fellow Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: nathan@geologist.com Telephone: 512-471-1368 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
Developing tools for spatiotemporal recharge evaluation
Groundwater contamination
Paleoflood hydrology and climate
Fluvial geomorphology
Education
B.Sc. Geology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2000
M.Sc. Geomorphology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2003
Ph.D. Hydrometeorology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2009
Professional History
2006–2009 Self employed as a geology consultant and air photo deciphering expert.
                      Teaching geology courses at the Israel School of Tourism for field guides.
2000–2007 Teaching Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
1998–2000 Research Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Awards
The Harry and Margaret Ben Grant (2003) for outstanding achievements.
The Women of South-Africa Fund Award (2003) for outstanding achievements.
2nd-place poster competition (2001), The Faculty of Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Selected Publications
Articles

Sheffer, N.A., Cohen, M., Morin, E., Grodek, T., Gimburg, A., Gvirtzman, H. and Frumkin, A., submitted, Integrated cave drip monitoring for epikarst recharge estimation in a dry Mediterranean area: Hydrological Processes.

Sheffer, N.A., Dafny, E., Gvirtzman, H., Navon, S. and Morin, E., submitted, The hydrometeorological DReAM (Daily Recharge Assessment Model) for the Western Mountain Aquifer (WMA), Israel: Water Resources Research.

Sheffer N.A., Weiss, M., Gvirtzman H., Navon S. and Morin E., submitted, Application of the hydrometeorological DReAM for perched springs: Water Resources Research.

Sheffer, N.A., Cohen, M., Morin, E., Grodek, T., Gimburg, A., Gvirtzman, H. and Frumkin, A., 2008, Sif Cave—a window to karst recharge: Judea and Samaria Researches, v. 26, Ariel.

Sheffer, N.A., Rico, M.T., Enzel, Y., Benito, G., and Grodek, T., 2007, The paleoflood record of the Gardon River, France: a comparison with the extreme 2002 flood event: Geomorphology, v. 98, no. 1-2.

Sheffer, N.A., Enzel, Y., Benito, G., Grodek, T., Porat, N., Lang, M., Naulet, R. and Coeur, D., 2003, Paleofloods and historical floods of the Ardèche River: Water Resources Research, v. 39, no. 12, 1376, 10.1029/2003WR002468.

Sheffer, N.A., Enzel, Y., Grodek, T., Waldmann, N. and Benito, G., 2003, Claim of largest flood on record proves false: EOS: Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 109.

Book Chapters

Sheffer, N.A., Enzel, Y. and Benito, G., 2003, Paleofloods in Southern France—the Ardèche River, in Thorndycraft, V.R., Benito, G., Barriendos, M. and Llasat, M.C., Paleofloods, historical floods and climate variability: applications in flood risk assessment.

Benito, G., Thorndycraft, V.R, Enzel, Y., Sheffer, N.A., Rico, M., Sopeña, A. and Sanchez-Moya, Y., 2004, Palaeoflood data collection and analysis, in Benito, G., and Thorndycraft, V., eds., Systematic, palaeoflood and historical data for the improvement of flood risk estimation: Methodological Guidelines, CSIC Madrid, Spain, p.15–27.

Benito, G., Thorndycraft, V.R., Enzel, Y., Bardosy, A., Barriendos, M., Coeur, D., Lang, M., Llasat, M.C.,Ouarda, T.M.B.J., Barrera, A., Botero, A., Casas, A., Davoire, P.,Filiz, F., Grau-Gimeno, P., Rico, M.T., Sheffer, N.A., Sanchez-Moya, M.Y. and A. Sopeña, 2004, Conclusions of the Sphere Project and flood policy implications, in Benito, G., and Thorndycraft, V., eds., Systematic, palaeoflood and historical data for the improvement of flood risk estimation: Methodological Guidelines, CSIC Madrid, Spain, p. 109–112.ISBN: 84-921958-3-5.

Abstracts

Sheffer N.A., Dafny E., Gvirtzman H., Frumkin A., Navon S. and Morin E., 2008, The hydrometeorological DReAM: a daily recharge assessment model, for the Israeli Western Mountain Aquifer, in the AGU Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sheffer N.A., Cohen, M., Morin E., Grodek, T., Gimburg, A., Gvirtzman, H. and Frumkin, A., 2008, Direct measurements of epikarst percolation in a dry Mediterranean environment, Sif Cave, Israel, in the AGU Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sheffer N.A., Cohen, M., Morin E., Grodek, T., Gimburg, A., Gvirtzman, H. and Frumkin, A., 2008, Sif Cave a window to the epikarst percolation, in Israeli Geological Society, General Assembly, Nazarath, Israel.

Sheffer, N.A., 2005, Reconstructing the paleoclimate record using paleoflood hydrology as a proxy, in 5th Conference on Active Research, CARESS 2005: The Weitzmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Sheffer, N.A., Enzel, Y. and G., Benito, 2003, Paleoflood in Southern France—the Ardèche River: PHEFRA (Palaeofloods, Historical Data & Climatic Variability: Applications in Flood Risk Assessment), in Proceedings of the International Workshop held at Barcelona, October 2002.

Sheffer, N.A., Enzel, Y. and G., Benito, 2003, Using paleoflood hydrology for the reconstruction of paleoclimate in Europe, in 3rd International Paleoflood Conference, Oregon, and INQUA, General Assembly, Reno, Nevada.
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