Publications

2021
Z. Orr, T. Erblich, S. Unger, O. Barnea, M. Weinstein, and A. Agnon. 2021. “Earthquake preparedness among religious minority groups: the case of the Jewish ultra-Orthodox society in Israel,” 21, 1, Pp. 317 - 337. Publisher's Version
Yaniv Darvasi. 2021. “Shear-wave velocity measurements and their uncertainties at six industrial sites.” Earthquake SpectraEarthquake Spectra. Publisher's Version
2019
Jonathan Keinan, Miryam Bar - Matthews, Avner Ayalon, Tami Zilberman, Amotz Agnon, and Amos Frumkin. 2019. “Paleoclimatology of the Levant from Zalmon Cave speleothems, the northern Jordan Valley, Israel.” Quaternary Science Reviews, 220, Pp. 142-153.
2018
Ronnie Kamai, Yaniv Darvasi, Yuval Peleg, and Gony Yagoda‐Biran. 2018. “Measurement and Interpretation Uncertainty in Site Response of Nine Seismic Network Stations in Israel”.
2016
Beverly Goodman Tchernov, Timor Katz, Yonathan Shaked, Nairooz Qupty, Mor Kanari, Tina Niemi, and Amotz Agnon. 2016. “Offshore evidence for an undocumented tsunami event in the 'low risk' Gulf of Aqaba-Eilat, northern Red Sea.” PLoS ONE.
Dafna Langgut, Eli Yannai, Itamar Taxel, Amotz Agnon, and Shmuel Marco. 2016. “Resolving a historical earthquake date at Tel Yavneh (central Israel) using pollen seasonality.” Palynology.
2015
Frédéric Masson, Yariv Hamiel, Amotz Agnon, Yann Klinger, and Aline Deprez. 2015. “Variable behavior of the Dead Sea Fault along the southern Arava segment from GPS measurements.” Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 347, 4, Pp. 161–169.
2010
Ron Shaar, Hagai Ron, Lisa Tauxe, Ronit Kessel, Amotz Agnon, Erez Ben-Yosef, and Joshua M. Feinberg. 2010. “Testing the accuracy of absolute intensity estimates of the ancient geomagnetic field using copper slag material.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
2008
Yizhaq Makovsky, Assaf Wunch, Ronen Ariely, Yonathan Shaked, Assaf Rivlin, Aldo Shemesh, Zvi Ben Avraham, and Amotz Agnon. 2008. “Quaternary transform kinematics constrained by sequence stratigraphy and submerged coastline features: The Gulf of Aqaba.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
2000
Alon Ziv, Allan M. Rubin, and Amotz Agnon. 2000. “Stability of dike intrusion along preexisting fractures.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
מפורסם
Yaniv Darvasi. מפורסם. “Shear-wave velocity measurements and their uncertainties at six industrial sites.” Earthquake Spectra, Pp. 8755293020988029. Publisher's Version Abstract
This study assesses the variability of shear-wave (VS) profile determinations for a suite of methods at six industrial sites. The methods include active, consisting of multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW), as well as passive, consisting of refraction microtremor (ReMi), and extended spatial autocorrelation (ESAC). The purpose is to ascertain the effect of the higher level of ambient noise on the results from the different methods, as only a few of these many methods are commonly used for site characterization. The measured dispersion curves are in fair agreement with one another. The average coefficient of variation (CoV; the percentage ratio of the standard deviation to the mean) for the dispersion curves varied from 2.5% to 12.6%. In contrast, over the VS-depth domain, the average shear-wave velocity profiles to a depth z (VS,Z) vary from 11.6% to 16.5% between the various methods at the different sites. This indicates that the variance among the individual methods can lead to significant misinterpretation of the shallow subsurface, while the average VS,Z is much more robust. This reaffirms its use (mainly as VS,30) in building codes and within ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs). At all six sites, because of inversion processes, the variability within each method ranges from 4% up to 14%. There is no correlation between the test type and the CoV. Our study focused on surface-wave measurements in noisy industrial environments, where the signals processed are typically complex. Despite this complexity, our results suggest that such tests are also applicable to industrial zones, where the noisy environment constitutes an energy source.