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

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

Abstract


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.

 


Keywords


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

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