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Prof. Arieh Singer

In Memoriam
Soil and Water Sciences
Clay mineralogy, clay mineral formation in the context of soil formation, soil distribution and weathering phenomena; ecological effects on soil mineralogy; interrelationships between clay mineralogy and soil properties; the origin of clay minerals in non-edaphic environments: sediments and marine/lacustrine deposits.

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Taitel-Goldman, N. and A. Singer. 2001High resolution transmission electron microscopy study of newly-formed sediments in the Atlantis II Deep, Red SeaClays Clay Miner. 49:174-182.

Taitel-Goldman, N., N. Bender, C. Koch and A. Singer. 2002Lepidocrocite in hydrothermal sediments of the Atlantis II and Thetis Deeps, Red Sea. Clay Clays Miner.50:186-197.

Taitel-Goldman, N. and A. Singer. 2002Metastable Si-Fe phases in hydrothermal sediments of Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Clay Minerals 37:235-248.

Taitel-Goldman, N. and A. Singer. 2002Synthesis of clay-sized iron oxides under marine hydrothermal conditions. Clay Minerals 37:719-731.

Lange, F.M., C. Frick, K. Stahr, F. Graef and A. Singer. 2002Fritted paleosols as indicators for the local paleoclimate - Examples from the Golan Heights. Die Erde133(3):259-274.

Singer, A., T. Zobeck, L. Poberezsky and E. Argaman. 2003The PM10 and PM2.5 dust generation potential of soils/sediments in the Southern Aral Sea Basin, Uzbekistan. J. Arid Environ. 54:705-728.

Singer, A., E. Ganor, S. Dultz and W. Fischer. 2003Dust deposition over the Dead Sea. J. Arid Environ. 53:41-59.

Neaman, A. and A. Singer. 2004Possible use of the Sacalum (Yucatan) palygorskite as drilling mud. Applied Clay Science 25:121-124.

Singer, A., S. Dultz and E. Argaman. 2004Properties of the non-soluble fractions of suspended dust over the Dead Sea. Atmos. Environ. 38:1745-1753.

Singer, A., M. Zarei, F.M. Lange and K. Stahr. 2004Halloysite characteristics and formation in the Golan Heights. Geoderma 123:279-295.

Taitel-Goldman, N., Bender, C. Koch and A. Singer. 2004Si-associated goethite in hydrothermal sediments of the Atlantis II and Thetis Deep Red Sea. Clays and Clay Minerals 52:115-129.

Neaman, A. and A. Singer. 2004The effects of palygorskite on chemical and physico-chemical properties of soils: a review. Geoderma 123:297-303.

Lackschewitz, K.S., C.W. Devey, P. Stoffers, P. Botz, R. Eisenhaner, A. Kummetz, M. Schmidt and A. Singer. 2004Mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic characteristics of hydrothermal alteration processes in the active submarine, felsi c-hosted Pachmanus Field Manus Basin, Papua, New Guinea. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 68:4405-4427.

Levin, N., E. Ben-Dor and A. Singer. 2005A digital camera as a tool to measure color indices and related properties of sandy soils in semi-arid environments. Int. J. Remote Sensing (in press).

Argaman, E., A. Singer and H. Tsoar. 2006Erodibility of some crust forming soils/sediments from the Southern Aral Sea Basin as determined in a wind tunnel.Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 31:47-63.

Ben-Dor, E., N. Levin, A. Singer, A. Karnieli, O. Braun and G.J. Kidron. 2006Quantitative mapping of the soil rubification process on sand dunes using an airborne hyperspectral sensor. Geoderma 131:1-21.

Mees, F. and A. Singer. 2006Surface crusts on soils/sediments of the southern Aral Sea Basin, Uzbekistan. Geoderma 136:152-159.


Singer, A. (ed.) 2007The Soils of Israel. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. X+306 pp.

Chapters in Books

Singer, A. 2007. Chapter 1: Arid Zone Soils: Nature and Properties. in: Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Arid Environments. Fengxiang X. Han (ed.) Springer, The Netherlands.