Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung

Research Interests

  • Climate change
  • Climate and weather predictability
  • Extreme weather events
  • Eastern Mediterranean climate
  • Large scale circulation

Projects

  • Regional Climate Change Adaptation Center for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2019: Research Associate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • 2018-2019: Scientific consultant, Arava Institute of Environmental Studies, Israel
  • 2019: Research Associate, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • 2015-2019: PhD, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • 2007-2009: MSc, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • 2004-2007: BSc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Publications


2021
Regional lessons from the COVID-19 outbreak in the Middle East: From infectious diseases to climate change adaptation.
Negev, M.; Dahdal, Y.; Khreis, H.; Hochman, A.; Shaheen, M.; Jaghbir, M. T. A.; Alpert, P.; Levine, H.; Davidovitch, N.
2021. The science of the total environment, 768, Article: 144434. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144434
The relationship between cyclonic weather regimes and seasonal influenza over the Eastern Mediterranean.
Hochman, A.; Alpert, P.; Negev, M.; Abdeen, Z.; Abdeen, A. M.; Pinto, J. G.; Levine, H.
2021. The science of the total environment, 750, Art.Nr. 141686. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141686
Changes in the characteristics of ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ Red Sea Trough over the Eastern Mediterranean in CMIP5 climate projections.
Hochman, A.; Rostkier-Edelstein, D.; Kunin, P.; Pinto, J. G.
2021. Theoretical and applied climatology, 143, 781–794. doi:10.1007/s00704-020-03449-0
2020
Inter-disciplinary Regional Collaboration for Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Hochman, A.; Alpert, P.; Baldi, M.; Bucchignani, E.; Coppola, E.; Dahdal, Y.; Davidovitch, N.; Georgiades, P.; Helgert, S.; Khreis, H.; Levine, H.; Materia, S.; Negev, M.; Salah, I.; Shaheen, M.; Giorgi, F.
2020. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101 (10), E1685-E1689. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0065.1
Dynamics and predictability of cold spells over the Eastern Mediterranean.
Hochman, A.; Scher, S.; Quinting, J.; Pinto, J. G.; Messori, G.
2020. Climate dynamics. doi:10.1007/s00382-020-05465-2
The dynamics of cyclones in the twentyfirst century: the Eastern Mediterranean as an example.
Hochman, A.; Alpert, P.; Kunin, P.; Rostkier-Edelstein, D.; Harpaz, T.; Saaroni, H.; Messori, G.
2020. Climate dynamics, 54, 561–574. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-05017-3
Weather regimes and analogues downscaling of seasonal precipitation for the 21st century: A case study over Israel.
Hochman, A.; Kunin, P.; Alpert, P.; Harpaz, T.; Saaroni, H.; Rostkier-Edelstein, D.
2020. International journal of climatology, 40 (4), 2062–2077. doi:10.1002/joc.6318
2019
Artificial Detection of Lower-Frequency Periodicity in Climatic Studies by Wavelet Analysis Demonstrated on Synthetic Time Series.
Hochman, A.; Saaroni, H.; Abramovich, F.; Alpert, P.
2019. Journal of applied meteorology and climatology, 58 (9), 2077–2086. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-18-0331.1

Other peer-reviewed articles

  1. Alpert P, Hochman A, Bar-shalom H. 2020. A Review of Climate Projections over Israel. Ecology and Environment 4: 6 – 11. http://www.magazine.isees.org.il/ArticlePage.aspx?ArticleId=885(in Hebrew).
  2. Hochman A, Hadas Saaroni, Felix Abramovitch, Pinhas Alpert. 2019. Can Wavelet Analysis Detect Low Frequency Periodicity in Climatic Time Series? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
  3. Hochman A, Alpert P, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Messori G. 2019. A new dynamical systems perspective on atmospheric predictability: eastern Mediterranean weather regimes as a case study. Science Advances 5(6): eaau0936. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau0936
  4. Hochman A, Mercogliano P, Alpert P, Saaroni H, Bucchignani E. 2018. High-resolution projection of climate change and extremity over Israel using COSMO-CLM. International Journal of Climatology 38(14): 5095-5106. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5714
  5. Hochman A, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Alpert P. 2018. Synoptic classification in 21st century CMIP5 predictions over the Eastern Mediterranean with focus on cyclones. International Journal of Climatology 38: 1476-1483. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5260
  6. Hochman A, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Alpert P. 2018. The seasons' length in 21st century CMIP5 projections over the eastern Mediterranean. International Journal of Climatology 38(6): 2627-2637. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5448
  7. Samuels R, Hochman A (equally contributed), Baharad A, Givati A, Levi Y, Yosef Y, Saaroni H, Ziv B, Harpaz T, Alpert P. 2017. Evaluation and Projection of Extreme Precipitation Indices in the Eastern Mediterranean based on CMIP5 Multi Model Ensemble. International Journal of Climatology 38(5): 2280-2297. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5334
  8. Hochman A, Bucchignani E, Gershtein G, Krichak SO, Alpert P, Levi Y, Yosef Y, Breitgand J, Mercogliano P. 2018. Evaluation of Regional COSMO-CLM Climate Simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean for the Period 1979 – 2011. International Journal of Climatology 38: 1161-1176. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.5232

Other publications

  1. Drobinski P, Alpert P, Cavicchia L, Flaounas E, Hochman A, Kotroni V. 2016. Strong Winds. In: Sabrie ML, Gilbert –Brunet E, Mourier T (Eds). The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change – A Scientific Update. IRD editions, 115-122.
  2. Hochman A, Bucchignani E, Gershtein G, Krichak SO, Alpert P, Levi Y, Yosef Y, Breitgand J, Mercogliano P. Evaluation of Regional COSMO-CLM Climate Simulations over the Eastern Mediterranean for the Period 1979 – 2011. HyMex Science Team – Heavy Precipitation Newsletter January, 2018.
  3. Hochman A, Harpaz T, Saaroni H, Alpert P. Synoptic classification in 21st century CMIP5 predictions over the Eastern Mediterranean with focus on cyclones HyMex Science Team – Heavy Precipitation Newsletter January, 2018.

Research in the public media

  • Summer daze: Hot season will be two months longer in Eastern Mediterranean by 2100, study says - https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2018/03/14/summer-daze-hot-season-two-months-longer-eastern-mediterranean-2100-study-says/425679002/