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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Shmuel Assouline, Ph.D. (Researcher)
Units: Office of the DirectorOffice
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683432
Cell: 050-6220434
Email:    vwshmuel@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Office 211, Soil, Water & Environ. Inst.
Address:Dept. of Environmental Physics and Irrigation
Institute of Soils, Water and Environment Sciences A.R.O - Volcani Institute
P.O. Box 15159 Rishon LeZion 7505101, ISRAEL

Acting Head

Research Interests / Job description
Soil hydraulic properties.
Irrigation practices and technologies.
Soil structure and compaction effects.
Evaporation from soils and water reservoirs
Rainfall-Infiltration-Runoff-Erosion relationships.
Dynamics of soil sealing and hydraulic properties of soil surface crusts.

2016 SSSA Don and Betty Kirkham Soil Physics Award
2019 SSSA Fellow
2020 Life time Achievement Award of the Volcani Institute


List of Publications

Articles in Reviewed Journals

  1. Mualem, Y. and S. Assouline. 1986. Mathematical model for rain drop distribution and rainfall kinetic energy. Trans. ASAE. 29:494-500.
  2. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 1989. The similarity of regional rainfall: A dimensionless model of drop size distribution. Trans. ASAE. 32(4):1216-1222.
  3. Mualem, Y. and S. Assouline. 1989. Modeling soil seal as a non-homogeneous layer. Water Resour. Res. 25(10):2101-2108.
  4. Mualem, Y., S. Assouline and H. Rohdenburg. 1990. Rainfall induced soil seal: (A) A critical review of observations and models. Catena. 17(2):185-203.
  5. Mualem, Y., S. Assouline and H. Rohdenburg. 1990. Rainfall induced soil seal: (B) Application of a new model to saturated soils. Catena. 17(2):205-218.
  6. Mualem, Y., S. Assouline and H. Rohdenburg. 1990. Rainfall induced soil seal: (C) A dynamic model with kinetic energy instead of cumulative rainfall as independent variable. Catena. 17(3):289-303.
  7. Mualem, Y. and S. Assouline. 1991. Modeling rainfall-runoff relationship for bare soils affected by surface sealing. Catena Supplement 19:91-99.
  8. Assouline, S. and Y. Mahrer. 1993. Evaporation from Lake Kinneret: A. Eddy correlation system measurements and energy budgets estimates. Water Resour. Res. 29(4):901-910.
  9. Mahrer, Y. and S. Assouline. 1993. Evaporation from Lake Kinneret: B. Estimation of the horizontal variability using a two-dimensional numerical mesoscale model. Water Resour. Res. 29(4):911-916.
  10. Mualem, Y., S. Assouline and D. Eltahan. 1993. The effect of rainfall induced soil seals on water regime: Wetting processes. Water Resour. Res. 29(6):1651-1659.
  11. Assouline, S. 1993. Estimation of lake hydrologic budget terms using the simultaneous solution of water, heat and salt balances and a Kalman filtering approach - Application to Lake Kinneret. Water Resour. Res. 29(9):3041-3048.
  12. Assouline, S. 1994. Comment on "A partial contributing area model for linking rainfall simulation data with hydrographs of a small arid watershed" by Ben-Asher, J. and G. Humborg. Water Resour. Res. 30(1):139-141.
  13. Mualem, Y., S. Assouline and D. Eltahan. 1995. Reply to a comment of R.E. Smith on "The effect of rainfall induced soil seals on water regime: Wetting processes". Water Resour. Res. 31(1):235-236.
  14. Assouline, S. and Y. Mahrer. 1996. Spatial and temporal variation in microclimate and evaporation over lakes: Experimental evaluation. J. of Appl. Meteorol., 35:1076-1084.
  15. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 1997. Modeling the dynamics of seal formation and its effect on infiltration as related to soil and rainfall characteristics. Water Resour. Res., 33(7): 1527-1536.
  16. Assouline, S., J. Tavares-Filho and D. Tessier. 1997. Effect of compaction on soil physical and hydraulic properties: Experimental results and modeling. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 61(2): 390-398.
  17. Assouline S., A. El Idrissi and E. Persoons. 1997. Modeling the physical characteristics of simulated rainfall: A comparison to natural rainfall. J. of Hydrol. 196: 336-347.
  18. Assouline S. and Y. Rouault. 1997. Modeling the relationship between particle and pore size distributions in a multicomponent sphere pack: Application to the water retention curve. Colloid and Surfaces A, 127: 201-209.
  19. Rouault, Y. and S. Assouline. 1997. Modeling pore size distributions an water retention functions in dense polydisperse sphere packings. C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, serie IIa, 324: 573-578.
  20. Rouault, Y. and S. Assouline. 1998. A probabilistic approach towards modeling the relationship between particle and pore size distributions: The multicomponent sphere pack case. J. Powder Technol., 96: 33-41.
  21. Assouline, S., D. Tessier and A. Bruand. 1998. A conceptual model of the soil water retention curve. Water Resour. Res., 34(2): 223-231.
  22. Lahav, N ., S. Nir, S. Assouline and A. Trainin. 1998. The possible role of radiation in biogenesis: A system approach. Viva Origino 26(1): 1-14
  23. Rouault, Y. and S. Assouline. 1998. Modeling the disordered dense phase in the packing of binary mixtures of spheres. J. Coll. Interface Sci. 204: 87-92.
  24. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 2000. Modeling the dynamics of soil seal formation: Analysis of the effect of soil and rainfall properties. Water Resour. Res. 36(8): 2341-2349.
  25. Huang, Z.B., S. Assouline, J. Zilberman and M. Ben-Hur. 2000.
    Tillage and saline irrigation effects on water and salt distribution in a sloping field. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 64: 2096-2102.
  26. Assouline, S., D. Tessier and A. Bruand. 2000. Correction to: "A conceptual model of the soil water retention curve". Water Resour. Res. 36(12): 3769.
  27. Assouline, S., S. Nir and Lahav, N., 2001. Simulation of non-enzymatic template-directed synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides. J. Theor. Bio. 208: 117-125.
  28. Assouline, S. and D.M. Tartakovsky. 2001. Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function based on a soil fragmentation process. Water Resour. Res. 37(5): 1309-1312.
  29. Assouline, S. 2001. A model of soil relative hydraulic conductivity based on water retention curve characteristics. Water Resour. Res. 37(2): 265-271.
  30. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 2001. Soil seal formation and its effect on infiltration: Uniform versus non-uniform seal approximation. Water Resour. Res. 37(2): 297-305.
  31. Assouline, S., S. Cohen, D. Meerbach, T. Harodi and M. Rozner. 2002. Micro-drip irrigation of field crops: the effect on yield, water uptake and drainage in sweet corn. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66(1):228-235.
  32. Assouline, S. 2002. The effects of micro-drip and conventional drip irrigation on water distribution and uptake. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66(5):1630-1636.
  33. Ben-Hur, M. and S. Assouline. 2002. Effects of tillage on water and salt distributions in a Vertisol during effluent irrigation season and subsequent rainfall. Agronomy J. 94(6):1295-1304.
  34. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 2002. Infiltration during soil sealing: The effect of areal heterogeneity of soil hydraulic properties. Water Resour. Res. 38(12), 1286, doi:10.1029/2001WR001168.
  35. Assouline, S. 2002. Modeling soil compaction under uniaxial compression. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66(6):1784-1787.
  36. Shavit, U., G. Bar-Yosef, R. Rosenzweig and S. Assouline. 2002. Modified Brinkman equation for a free flow problem at the interface of porous surfaces: the Cantor-Taylor brush configuration case. Water Resour. Res. 38(12): 1320-1334.
  37. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 2003. Effect of rainfall induced soil seals on the soil water regime: Drying interval and subsequent wetting. Transport in Porous Media 53:75-94.
  38. Assouline, S. and M. Ben-Hur. 2003. Effects of water application and soil tillage on water and salt regimes in a Vertisol. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:852-858.
  39. Shavit, U., R. Rosenzweig and S. Assouline. 2004. Free flow at the interface of porous surfaces: A generalization of the Taylor brush configuration. Transport in Porous Media 54:345-360.
  40. Bresson, L.M., C. J. Moran and S. Assouline. 2004. Use of bulk density profiles from X-radiography to examine structural crusts models. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68: 1169
  41. Assouline, S. and U. Shavit. 2004. Effects of management policies, including artificial recharge, on salinization in a sloping aquifer: the israeli coastal aquifer case. Water Resour. Res. 40(5), W04101, doi:10.1029/2003WR002290.
  42. Assouline, S. 2004. Correction to "A model of soil relative hydraulic conductivity based on water retention curve characteristics". Water Resour. Res. 40(2), W02901, doi:10.1029/2004WR003025.
  43. Assouline, S. 2004. Comment on "Laboratory evaluation of a hydrodynamic inverse modeling method based on water content data" by S. Lambot, F. Hupet, M. Javaux and M. Vanclooster. Water Resour. Res. 40(12), W12801, doi:10.1029/2004WR003479.
  44. Silber, A., Bruner, M., Kenig, E., Reshef, G., Zohar, H., Posalski, I., Yechezkel, H., Shmuel, D., Cohen, S., Dinar, M., and S. Assouline. 2005. High irrigation frequency and transient NH4 concentration: effects on soilless-grown bell pepper. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotech. 80(2): 233-239.
  45. Silber, A., Bruner, M., Kenig, E., Reshef, G., Zohar, H., Posalski, I., Yechezkel, H., Shmuel, D., Cohen, S., Dinar, M., Matan, E., Dinkin, I., Cohen, Y., Karni, L., Aloni, B. and S. Assouline. 2005. High fertigation frequency and phosphorus level: effects on summer-grown bell pepper growth and blossom-end rot incidence. Plant Soil, 270: 135-146.
  46. Assouline, S. 2005. On the relationship between the pore size distribution index and characteristics of the soil hydraulic functions. Water Resour. Res., 41(7), W07019, doi:10.1029/2004WR003511.
  47. Lado, M., M. Ben-Hur and S. Assouline. 2005. Effects of long-term effluent irrigation on seal formation, infiltration and interill erosion. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 69: 1432-1439.
  48. Agele, S., S. Cohen and S. Assouline. 2006. Hydraulic characteristics and water relations in net house-grown bell pepper as affected by irrigation regimes in a Mediterranean climate. Environmental and Experimental Botany 57: 226-235.
  49. Assouline, S. 2006. Modeling the relationship between soil bulk density and the water retention curve. Vadose Zone J., 5: 554-563.
  50. Silber, A., M. Levi, M. Cohen, N. David, Y. Shtaynmetz, and S. Assouline. 2006. Leucodendron "Safari Sunset" response to irrigation and fertilization levels. J. Hortic. Sci. Biotech., 81: 355-364.
  51. Assouline, S. 2006. Modeling the relationship between soil bulk density and the hydraulic conductivity function. Vadose Zone J., 5: 697-705.
  52. Assouline, S. and M. Ben-Hur. 2006. Effects of rainfall intensity and slope gradient on the dynamics of interrill erosion during soil surface sealing. Catena, 66: 211-220.
  53. Assouline, S., M. Muller, S. Cohen, M. Ben-Hur, A. Grava, K. Narkis and A. Silber. 2006. Soil-plant response to pulsed drip irrigation and salinity: Bell pepper case study. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 70: 1556-1568.
  54. Assouline, S. and Y. Mualem. 2006. Runoff from heterogeneous small bare catchments during soil surface sealing. Water Resour. Res., 42, W12405, doi: 10.1029/2005WR004592.
  55. Assouline, S. and D. Or. 2006. Anisotropy of saturated and unsaturated soils. Water Resour. Res., 42, W12403, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005001.
  56. Silber, A., M. Levi, M. Cohen, N. David, Y. Shtaynmetz, and S. Assouline. 2007. Response of Leucodendron "Safari Sunset" to regulated deficit irrigation: effects of stress timing on growth and yield quality. Agr. Water. Manag. , 87: 162-174.
  57. Muller, M. and S. Assouline. 2007. Effect of a shading screen on microclimate and crop water requirements. Irrig. Sci., 25: 171-181.
  58. Assouline, S., J. Selker and J-Y. Parlange. 2007. A simple accurate method to predict time of ponding under variable intensity rainfall. Water Resour. Res., 43, W03426, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005138.
  59. Augeard, B., S. Assouline, A. Fonty, C. Kao and M. Vauclin. 2007. Estimating hydraulic properties of rainfall-induced soil surface seals from infiltration experiments and X-ray bulk density measurements. J. Hydrol., (on line), doi:10.1016/j.hydrol.2007.04.018.
  60. Shilo, E., Ashkenazi Y., Rimer A., Assouline, S., P. Katsafados, and Y. Mahrer. 2007. The effect of wind variability on topographic waves: Lake Kinneret case. J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, 112: C12024, doi: 10.1029 2007JC004336.
  61. Assouline, S., S.W. Tyler, J. Tanny, S. Cohen, E. Bou-Zeid, M.B. Parlange and G.G. Katul. 2008. Evaporation from three water bodies of different sizes and climates: Measurements and scaling analysis. Adv. Water Resour. 31: 160-172, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.07.003.
  62. Augeard, B., L.M. Bresson, S. Assouline, C. Gaskuel, C. Kao and M. Vauclin. 2008. Dynamics of soil surface bulk density: Role of water table elevation and rainfall duration. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 72: 412-423, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2006.0429.
  63. Tanny, J., S. Cohen, S. Assouline, F. Lange, A. Grava, D. Berger, B. Teltsh and M.B. Parlange. 2008. Evaporation from a small reservoir: direct measurements and estimates. J. Hydrol., 35: 218-229, doi: 10.1016/j.hydrol.2007.12.012.
  64. Shilo, E., Ashkenazi Y., Rimer A., Assouline, S., and Y. Mahrer. 2008. Wind spatial variability and topographic wave frequency. J. of Phys. Oceanogr., 38: 2085-2096, doi: 10.1175/2008JPO3886.1.
  65. Lehmann, P., Assouline, S., and D. Or. 2008. Characteristics lengths affecting evaporative drying from porous media. Phys. Rev. E 77, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.77.056309.
  66. Assouline, S. and D. Or. 2008. Air entry-based characteristic length for estimation of permeability of variably compacted earth materials. Water Resour. Res., 44, W11403, doi: 10.1029/2008WR006937.
  67. Russo, D., A. Laufer, A. Silber and S. Assouline. 2009. Water uptake, active root volume and solute leaching under drip irrigation: a numerical study. Water Resour. Res., 45, W12413, doi:10.1029/2009WR008015.
  68. Assouline, S. 2009. Drop size distributions and kinetic energy rates in variable intensity rainfall. Water Resour. Res., 45, W11501, doi:10.1029/2009WR007927.
  69. Assouline, S., K. Narkis, S.W. Tyler, I. Lunati, M.B. Parlange, and J.S. Selker. 2010. On the diurnal soil water content dynamics during evaporation using dielectric methods.Vadose Zone J., 9: 709-718, doi:10.2136/vzj2009.0109.
  70. Assouline, S., K. Narkis, and D. Or. 2010. Evaporation from partially covered water surfaces. Water Resour. Res., 46, W10539, doi:10.1029/2010WR009121.
  71. Tanny, J., S. Cohen, D. Berger, B. Teltsh, Y. Mekhmandarov, M. Bahar, G.G. Katul, and S. Assouline. 2011. Evaporation from a reservoir with fluctuating water level: correcting for limited fetch. J. Hydrol., 404: 146-156 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.04.025.
  72. Assouline, S., K. Narkis, and D. Or. 2011. Evaporation suppression from water reservoirs - efficiency considerations of partial covers. Water Resour. Res., 47, W07506, doi:10.1029/2010WR009889  
  73. Assouline, S. and K. Narkis. 2011. Effects of long-term irrigation with treated wastewater on the hydraulic properties of a clayey soil. Water Resour. Res., 47, W08530, doi:10.1029/2011WR010498. Science Editors' Choice
  74. Silber A, Israeli Y, Levi M, Keinan A, Shapira O, Chudi G, Golan A, Noy M, Levkovitch I, and S. Assouline. 2012. Response of ‘Hass' avocado trees to irrigation management and root constraint. Agr. Water Manag. 104: 93-105, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2011.12.003.
  75. Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2012. Soil water content variability at the hillslope scale: impact of surface sealing. Water Resour. Res., 48, W03522, doi:10.1029/2011WR011297
  76. Lado M., A. Bar-Tal, A. Azenkot, S. Assouline, I. Ravina, Y. Erner, P. Fine, S. Dasberg and M. Ben-Hur. 2012. Changes in chemical properties of semiarid soils under long-term secondary treated wastewater irrigation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 76: 1358-1369. doi:10.2136/sssaj2011.0230
  77. Assouline, S., A. Furman, M. Möller, K. Narkis and A. Silber. 2012. Impact of water regime and growing conditions on soil-plant interactions: from single plant to field scale. Vadose Zone J., 11: 3-14, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0006.
  78. Silber, A., Israeli, Y., Levi, M., Keinan, A., Shapira, O., Chudi, G., Golan, A., Noy, M., Levkovitch, I., Narkis, K., Naor, A., and S. Assouline. 2013. The roles of fruit sink in the regulation of gas exchange and water uptake: a case study for avocado. Agr. Water Manag.  116: 21-28. Doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2012.10.006
  79. Assouline, S. and K. Narkis. 2013. Effects of long-term irrigation with treated wastewater on the root zone environment. Vadose Zone J., 12: 1-10, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0216.
  80. Nasta, P., N. Romano, S. Assouline, J.A. Vrugt, J.W. Hopmans. 2013. Prediction of spatially-variable unsaturated hydraulic conductivity using scaled particle-size distribution functions. Water Resour. Res.,  49: 1-11, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20255.
  81. Assouline, S., S.W. Tyler, J.S. Selker, I. Lunati, C.W. Higgins and M.B. Parlange. 2013. Evaporation from a shallow water table: diurnal dynamics of water and heat regime at the surface of drying sand. Water Resour. Res.,   49: 1-13, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20293.
  82. Nasta, P., S. Assouline, J.B. Gates, J.W. Hopmans, N. Romano. 2013.
    Prediction of relative unsaturated hydraulic conductivity from Kosugi's water retention function. Procedia Environmental Sciences,  19: 609-617.
  83. Assouline, S. and D. Or. 2013. Plant water use efficiency over geological time - evolution of leaf stomata configurations affecting plant gas exchange. PLOS ONE 8(7): e67757. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067757
  84. Chen, Li, Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2013. The roles of soil-surface sealing, microtopography and vegetation patches in rainfall-runoff processes in semiarid areas. Water Resour. Res.,   49: 1-15, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20360.
  85. Silber, A., A. Naor, Y. Israeli, and S. Assouline. 2013. Combined effect of irrigation regime and fruit load on the patterns of trunk-diameter variations of "Haas" avocado at different phonological periods. Agr. Water Manag.  129: 87-94.
  86. Or D. and S. Assouline. 2013. The Foam Drainage Equation for Unsaturated Flow in Porous Media.Water Resour. Res., 49: 6258-6265, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20525.  
  87. Assouline, S., K. Narkis, R. Gherabli, P. Lefort and M. Prat. 2014. Analysis of the impact of surface layer properties on evaporation from porous systems using column experiments and modified definition of characteristic length. Water Resour. Res., 50: 3933-3955, doi:10.1002/2013WR014489.
  88. Assouline S. and D. Or. 2014. The concept of field capacity revisited - defining intrinsic static and dynamic criteria for soil internal drainage dynamicsWater Resour. Res., 50: 4787-4802, doi:10.1002/2014WR015475.
  89. Yzhaq, H. S. Sela, T. Svoray, S. Assouline and G. Bel. 2014. Effects of heterogeneous soil-water diffusivity on vegetation pattern formation. Water Resour. Res., 50: 5743-5758, doi:10.1002/2014WR015362.
  90. Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2014. Validation of remotely sensed soil-moisture predictions: effect of soil surface sealing. Remote Sensing 6: 7469-7490; doi:10.3390/rs6087469.
  91. Ben Neriah, A, S. Assouline, U. Shavit, and N. Weisbrod. 2014. Impact of ambient conditions on evaporation from porous media. Water Resour. Res., 50: 6696-6712, doi:10.1002/2014WR015523.
  92. Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2015. Temporal variability of soil water content in a semiarid hillslope across time scales: Effect of soil surface condition. J. Arid Environ. 12: 64-74.
  93. Heller, H, A. Bar-Tal, S. Assouline, K. Narkis, S. Suryano, A. de la Forge, M. Barak, H. Alon, M. Bruner, S. Cohen and D. Tsohar. 2015. The effects of container geometry on water and heat regimes in soilless culture: lettuce as a case study.  Irrigation Science 33: 53-65; doi: 10.1007/s00271-014-0448-y.
  94. Silber, A., Y. Israeli, I. Elingold, M. Levi, I. Levkovitch, D. Russo and S. Assouline. 2015. Irrigation with desalinated water: a step toward increasing water saving and crop yields. Water Resour. Res., 51, 450-464, doi:10.1002/2014WR016398.
  95. Assouline S., D. Russo, A. Silber and  D. Or. 2015. Balancing water scarcity and quality for sustainable irrigated agriculture. Water Resour. Res., 51, 3419-3436, doi:10.1002/2015WR017071. Featured in Water Resources Research
  96. Or D., P. Lehmann and S. Assouline. 2015. Natural lengths scales define the range of applicability of the Richards equation for capillary flows. Water Resour. Res. 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR017034.
  97. Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2015. The effect of soil surface sealing on vegetation water uptake along a dry climatic gradient. Water Resour. Res. 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR017109.
  98. Lehmann, P., Assouline, S., and D. Or. 2015. Comment on "Column-scale unsaturated hydraulic conductivity estimates in coarse-textured homogeneous and layered soils derived under steady-state evaporation from a water table" by M. Sadeghi, M. Tuller, M.R. Gohardoust and S.B. Jones. J. Hydrol. 529, 1274-1276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.020
  99. Assouline, S., Thompson S.E., Li Chen, T. Svoray, S. Sela and G. Katul, 2015. The dual role of soil crusts in desertification. J. Geophys. Research- Biogeosciences 120, 2108-2119, doi:10.1002/2015JG003185. EOS Research Spotlights
  100. Svoray T., S. Assouline and G. Katul, 2015. Introduction to Special Section on Eco-hydrology of Semiarid Environments: Confronting Mathematical Models with Ecosystem Complexity.
    Water Resour. Res. 51, 8677-8683, doi:10.1002/2015WR018131.
  101. Assouline, S., D. Li, S.W. Tyler, J. Tanny, S. Cohen, E. Bou-Zeid, M.B. Parlange and G.G. Katul. 2015. On the variability of the Priestley-Taylor coefficient over water bodies. Water Resour. Res. 52, 150-163, doi:10.1002/2015WR017504. 
  102. Assouline, S., K. Narkis R. Gherabli and G. Sposito. 2016.
    Combined effect of sodicity and organic matter on soil properties under long-term irrigation with treated wastewater.
    Vadose Zone J. 15(4), doi: 10.2136/vzj2015.12.0158
  103. Assouline, S., A. Tuli and J. Hopmans, 2016. Evaluating the relative air permeability of porous media from their water retention curves.
    Water Resour. Res., 52, 1-12, doi: 10.1002/2015WR018286
  104. Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson and S. Assouline, 2016. Synchrotron microtomographic quantification of geometrical soil pore characteristics affected by compaction. Soil, 2:211–220, doi:10.5194/soil-2-211-2016 
  105. Chen, Li, Sela, S., T. Svoray and S. Assouline. 2016. Scale dependence of Hortonian rainfall-runoff processes in a semiarid environment. Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2015WR018315.
  106. Katul, G.G., D. Li, Heping Liu and S. Assouline. 2016. Deviations from unity of the ratio of the turbulent Schmidt to Prandtl numbers in stratified atmospheric flows over water surfacesPhysical Review Fluids, 1, 033401, doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.034401. Featured in Physical Review Fluids.
  107. Parolari, A., D. Li, E. Bou-Zeid, G.G. Katul and S. Assouline. 2016. Climate, not conflict, explains extreme Middle East dust storm. Environmental Research Letters 11, 114013, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/11401. Featured in Nature Middle East
  108. Yalin, D., A. Schwartz, S. Assouline, K. Narkis, A. Eshel, A.G. Levin, A. Lowengart-Aycicegi, J. Tarchitzky amd M. Shenker. 2017. Insights from "The Hidden Half": The impact of root-zone oxygen and redox dynamics on the response of avocado to lonf-term irrigation with treated wastewater in clayey soil, Israel Journal of plant Sciences, doi:10.1080/07929978.2017.1288478
  109. Assouline, S. and J. Selker, 2017. Introduction and evaluation of a Weibull hydraulic conductivity - pressure head relationship for unsaturated soils.Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10.1002/2017WR020796. WRR Editors' Highlight
  110. Lehmann, P., F. Hoogland, S. Assouline and D. Or. 2017. The foam drainage equation for drainage dynamics in unsaturated porous media. Water Resour. Res. 53, doi: 10.1002./2001WR020361
  111. Selker, J. and S. Assouline. 2017. An explicit, parsimonious and accurate estimate for ponded infiltration into soils using the Green and Ampt approach. Water Resour. Res.        53, 10.1002./2001WR021020
  112. Naor, A., R., Birger, M., Peres, Y., Gal, F., Abd Elhdi, A., Haklay, S., Assoulineand A. Schwartz. 2017.The effect of irrigation level in the kernel dry matter accumulation period on yield, kernel dry weight, fruit count and canopy size in field-grown almondIrrig. Sci., 10.1007/s00271-017-0559-3
  113. Assouline, S. and K. Narkis. 2017. Evaporation from soil containers with irregular shapes. Water Resour. Res.   53, 10.1002./2001WR021166
  114. Oz I., R. Arav, S. Filin, S. Assouline, and A.Furman 2017. High-resolution measurements of soil loss from agricultural fields due to water erosion. Vadose Zone J., 16(12) doi: 10.2136/vzj2017.017.0138
  115. Assouline, S., V. Ciriello and D. Tartakovsky. 2017. Estimation of Intrinsic Length Scales of Flow in Unsaturated Porous Media. Water Resour. Res., 53 doi: 10.1002/2017WR021269
  116. Assouline, S., G. Govers and M.A. Nearing. 2017. Erosion and lateral surface processes. Vadose Zone J., 16(12) doi: 10.2136/vzj2017.017.0194
  117. Lensky, N.G., I.M. Lensky, A. Peretz, I. Gertman, J. Tanny, and S. Assouline. 2018. Diurnal evaporation from the Dead Sea: distinct double peaks induced by solar radiation and night sea breeze. Water Resour. Res., 54 doi: 10.1002/2017WR021536.   EOS Research Spotlights
  118. Mor, Z., S. Assouline, J. Tanny, Lensky, I.M., N.G. Lensky, 2018. Effect of water surface salinity on evaporation: the case of a diluted buoyant plume over the Dead Sea. Water Resour. Res., 54 doi: 10.1002/2017WR021995
  119. Hamdani, I., S. Assouline, J. Tanny, I.M. Lensky, I. Gertman, Z. Mor and N.G. Lensky. 2018. Seasonal and diurnal evaporation from a deep hypersaline lake: The Dead Sea as a case study
    J. Hydrol., 562 (2018) 155-167; doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.057
  120. Kamai, T., and S. Assouline. 2018. Evaporation from deep aquifers in arid regions: Analytical model for combined liquid and vapor water fluxes.  Water Resour. Res., 54, doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023030
  121. Silber, A., A. Naor, H. Cohen, Y. Bar-Noy, N. Yechieli, M. Levi, M. Noy, M. Peres, D. Duari, K. Narkis and S. Assouline. 2018.
    Avocado fertilization: Matching the periodic demand of nutrients. Scientia Horticulturae 241: 231-240, doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2018.06.094
  122. Songbai Wu, Li Chen, Ninglian Wang, Minghui Yu and S. Assouline. 2018. Modeling rainfall-runoff and soil erosion processes on hillslopes with complex rill network planform. Water Resour. Res., 54, 10117-10133. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023837 .
  123. Silber, A., A. Naor, H. Cohen, Y. Bar-Noy, N. Yechieli, M. Levi, M. Noy, M.    Peres, D. Duari, K. Narkis and S. Assouline. 2019. Irrigation of ‘Hass’ avocado : Effect of constant vs. intermittent water stress on yield. Irrigation Science, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-019-00622-w
  124. Assouline S. and T. Kamai. 2019. Liquid and vapor water in vadose zone profiles above deep aquifers in hyper-arid environments. Water Resour. Res., 55, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024435
  125. Assouline S.. 2019. A simple method to design irrigation rate and duration and improve water use efficiency. Water Resour. Res. 55, 55, https://doi.org/10.1029/2019WR025221

  126. Assouline S. and K. Narkis. 2019. Evaporation from multi-layered heterogeneous bare soil profiles. Water Resour. Res. 55https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024560

  127. Assouline S., T. Kamai, J. Simunek, K. Narkis, and A. Silber. 2020. Mitigating the impact of irrigation with effluent water: Mixing with freshwater and/or adjusting irrigation management and design. Water Resour. Res. 56, e2020WR027781. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027781

  128. Assouline S. 2020. On the relationships between radar reflectivity and rainfall rate and kinetic energy resulting from a Weibull drop size distribution. Water Resources Research, 56, e2020WR028156. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR028156

  129. Ezraty, R., Z. Mor, R. Bodzin, S. Assouline, J. Tanny, G. Fratini, F. Griessbaum, N. G. Lensky, 2020. Lorentzian Filter Correction of Turbulence Measurements on Oscillating Floating Platforms: Impact on Wind Spectra and Eddy Covariance Fluxes. Water Resources Research, 57, e2020WR027583, https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027583

  130. Danino D., T. Svoray, S. Thompson, A. Cohen, O. Crompton, E. Volk, E. Argaman, A. Levi, Y. Cohen, K. Narkis, and S. Assouline. 2021. Quantifying shallow overland flow under laboratory rainfall simulations using thermal and LiDAR imagery. Water Resources Research57, e2020WR027583. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR027583

  131. Shmilovitz Y.,*, F. Marra, H. Wei, E. Argaman, M. Nearing, D. Goodrich, S. Assouline and E. Morin1. 2021. Estimating local-scale soil erosion risks by coupling event-scale modeling with a stochastic rainfall generatorScience of the Total Environment787, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147609

  132. Assouline S. and K. Narkis. 2021. Reducing evaporation from water reservoirs using floating lattice structures. Water Resour. Res., DOI: 10.1029/2021WR029670

  133. Assouline S., U. Hochberg and A. Silber. 2021. The hysteretic nature of the maximum trunk daily shrinkage of irrigated avocado: the impact of tree phenology . Agricultural Water Management , 256, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107104

  134. Kamai, T., and S. Assouline. 2021. Transient evaporation from porous media as a succession of steady-state steps. Water Resour. Res., 57, e2021WR030245. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021WR030245

  135. Svoray, T., S. Sela, Chen, Li, and S. Assouline. 2021. 
    Lateral flow and contributing area control shrub cover in a semiarid environment. Water Resour. Res., 57, e2021WR030998. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021WR030998
  136. Assouline, S. 2021. What can we learn from the water retention characteristic of a soil regarding its hydrological and agricultural functions? Review and Analysis of actual knowledge. Water Resour. Res., 57, e2021WR031026. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021WR031026
  137. Assouline, S. and T. Kamai. 2022. Unique relationship between rate and cumulative flow: a property of infiltrtaion and evaporation in sois. Geophysical Res.  Lett. 49,  e2021GL097449. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021GL097449

  138. Goldberg, N., S. Assouline, Y. Mau and U. Nachshon. 2022. 
    Compaction effects on evaporation and salt precipitation in drying porous media. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-2499-2022
  139. Weldegebriel, L., S. Thompson, S. Tilahun, W. Dietrich, S. Assouline and J.  Nyssen. 2023. 
    Organization of the soil profile controls the risks of runoff and erosion in the humid Ethiopian Highlands. J. Hydrol., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.129031
  140. Wu, S., L. Chen, N. Wang, and S. Assouline. 2023. 
    Modeling rainfall-infiltration-runoff processes on sloping surfaces subject to rapidly changing soil properties during seal formation. J. Hydrol., 619, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.129318 
  141. Danieli R.; S. Assouline; B. Babajide Salam; P. Teper-Bamnolker; E. Belausov; Y. Friedmann; D. Granot; and D. Eshel. 2023. Sugar units, not chilling units, control endodormancy duration in potato tuber. Plant, Cell & Environment: 1-15; https://doi.org/ 10.1111/pce.14599
  142. Assouline, S., T. Kamai. T. Svoray and K. Narkis. 2023. 
    Evaporation from a stony soil profile: laboratory experiments and modeling. J. Hydrol., 622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2023.129708
  143. Shmilovitz Y.,*, F. Marra, H. Wei, E. Argaman, M. Nearing, D. Goodrich, S. Assouline and E. Morin1. 2023.  Assessing the controlling factors on watershed soil erosion during intense rainstorm events using radar rainfall and process-based modeling. Catena, 231, 107282. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2023.107282


Chapters in Books and Invited Reviews.

  1. Mualem, Y. and S. Assouline. 1992. Flow processes in sealing soils: Conceptions and solutions. In: Soil crusting: Chemical and physical processes. Edited by M.E. Sumner and B.A. Stewart. Advances in Soil Science. Lewis Publishers, Florida.
  2. Mualem, Y. and S. Assouline. 1995. Soil sealing: Infiltration and Runoff. In: Runoff, Infiltration and Subsurface flow. Edited by A.S. Issar and S. Resnick. Kluver Academic Publishers, the Netherland.
  3. Assouline S., 2004. Rainfall-induced soil surface sealing: a critical review of observations, conceptual models and solutions. Vadose Zone Journal 3:570-591.
  4. Hopmans, J.W., J-Y. Parlange and S. Assouline, 2006. Infiltration. In: The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering. 2 nd Edition. Chapter 7. J. W. Delleur (Ed). CRC press. Taylor and Francis Group.
  5. Barry, D. A., J.-Y. Parlange, M.-C. Liu, G. C. Sander, M. B. Parlange, D. A. Lockington, F. Stagnitti, S. Assouline, J. Selker, D.-S. Jeng, T. S. Steenhuis, L. Li, R. Haverkamp, and W. B. Hogarth, 2006. Infiltration and ponding, in Mathematical Models, [Eds. Jerzy A. Filar,Jacek B. Krawczyk], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net] .
  6. Assouline, J. and S. Assouline, 2007. Geopolitique de l'Eau: Nature et enjeux. Studyrama , France . pp. 140.
  7. Levy, G. and S. Assouline, 2007. Physical aspects. In: Use of treated sewage water in agriculture: impacts on crop and soil environment. Chapter 2. Levy, G., P. Fine and A. Bar-Tal (Eds). Blackwell Publishing. 
  8. Assouline, S. 2011. Bulk density of soils and impact on their hydraulic properties. In: Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Glinski, J., J. Horabik and J. Lipiec (Eds). 1st Edition, XLVI, 1028 p. Springer.
  9. Assouline, S. 2011. Soil surface sealing and crusting. In: Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Glinski, J., J. Horabik and J. Lipiec (Eds.). 1st Edition, XLVI, 1028 p. Springer.
  10. Udawatta, R.P., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer and S. Assouline, 2012. Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Earth Materials with Varying Resolutions. In: Soil-Water-Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging, pp. 97-112, Soil Science Society of America.
  11. Furman, A., A. Arnon and S. Assouline, 2012. Electrical resistivity tomography of the root zone. In: Soil-Water-Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging, pp. 223-245, Soil Science Society of America.
  12. Assouline, S., K. Narkis, S. Veran-Tissoires, M. Marcoux and M. Prat, 2013. Impact of heterogeneity on evaporation from bare soils. NATO Science for Peace and Security - Series C: Environmental security.
  13. Assouline, S., 2013. Infiltration into soils - Conceptual approaches and solutions. Water resources Research 49: 1-18, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20155.
  14. Assouline S. and D. Or, 2013. Conceptual and parametric representation of soil hydraulic properties: A review. Vadose Zone Journal   12: 1-20, doi:10.2136/vzj2013.07.0121.
  15. Thompson S.E., S. Assouline, Li Chen, A. Trakhtenbrot, T. Svoray and G. Katul, 2014. Secondary dispersal driven by overland flow in drylands: Review and mechanistic model development. Movement Ecology, 2:7; doi:10.1186/2051-3933-2-7.
  16. Vereecken H. et al., 2016. Modeling Soil Processes: Key challenges and new perspectives. Vadose Zone Journal,15(5): 1-57. doi:10.2136/vzj2015.09.0131. Invited White Paper.
  17. Sposito, G., J.D. Oster, C. J. Smith and S. Assouline. 2016. Assessing Soil Permeability Impacts from Irrigation with Marginal-Quality Waters. CAB Reviews 11, 015, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201611015. Invited review.
  18. Vereecken H. et al., 2019. Infiltration from the pedon to global grid scales: An overview and outlook for land surface modelling. Vadose Zone Journal, (accepted). Invited review.
  19. Hopmans J. et al., 2021. Critical Knowledge Gaps and Research Priorities in Global Soil Salinity. Advances in Agronomy. Invited review
  20. Assouline S. and S. Thompson, 2022. Structural Crusts. Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment (in press) Invited chapter.

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