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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Institute of Earth Sciences is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It was founded in 1978, encompasses working units in Geology, Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography and is responsible for teaching and research of the entire spectrum of earth sciences studies. The atmospheric sciences curriculum includes physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, cloud physics, ocean-atmosphere interaction, chemistry of atmospheric pollution, meteorology, and remote sensing.

As part of the CIRCE project, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem coordinated a case study on the vulnerability to climate change of the rural economy of the Judean Hills region of Israel. Water availability is expected to be a major issue of concern. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was also involved in work in Research Line 5 on the Water Cycle.

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