Coastal Zone Geomorphology of Ras-Mohammed Area, Red Sea, Egypt

S. Nasr, A. F. Abdel-Kader, H. I. El-Gamily, M. El-Raey


Ras-Mohammed area has an important and unique environment. It is characterized by a diversity of natural resources, habitats, and geomorphological features. In this paper, photo-interpretation techniques, supported by field work are used to study and map geomorphological features of Ras-Mohammed coastal zone. The geomorphological studies reveal that depositional processes are predominant on the western coastal zone whereas erosional processes are predominant on the eastern coastal zone. Ras-Mohammed Peninsula is a hybrid state of the above mentioned zones. Stereoscopic examination of stereo pairs, supported by fieldwork, provided effective tools for studying and mapping geomorphologic features of the investigated area.



Red Sea; Ras Mohammed; coastal geomorphology; coral reef lagoons; marine terraces

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