The European Geophysics Society will award Prof. Pinhas Alpert the Bjerknes Medal
The Norwegian scientist Vilhelm Bjerknes (1862-1951) is considered to be one of the founders of modern meteorology and weather forecasting.
The 2018 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal is awarded to Prof. Pinhas Alpert for the creation of novel approaches to investigate synergistic processes in the atmosphere and to monitor air moisture and flash floods employing cellular systems. Also, for his outstanding contribution to the study of cyclones and aerosols. Alpert is the first Israeli awarded with the Bjerknes Medal.