11.08.2017

THE RED SEA — THE FORMATION, MORPHOLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENT OF A YOUNG SEA BASIN

The Red Sea - The formation, morphology, oceanography and environment

Author(s) Najeeb M. A. Rasul, Ian C. F. Stewart
Publisher Springer
Date 2005
Pages 638
Format pdf
Size 35.6 Mb
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This excellent title has been released to present a good overview of the knowledge relating specifically to the Red Sea, and covering everything from the geological formation of this sea and oceanographic development, straight to the influences on the environment and ecology. The team of authors of the volume have gathered the valuable contributions from the world popular and respected researchers interested in the geophysics, oceanography, geology and environment of the region; in the meantime the publication provides readers with the comprehensive and thoroughly updated data.

The book will be very interesting to all researchers involved in the study of the Red Sea together with its surroundings, and to the professionals dealing with managing and planning of the sea, its resources and environment. The Red Sea is considered a truly unique area. The book starts with the introductory chapter providing some general information on the Red Sea, its structure, origin and environment. Then some historical background is given, depicting the geological evolution of the region. Numerous chapters of this book address lineaments in gravity data, seismicity, seismo-tectonic setting, salt flows and volcanic eruptions, sea-level changes, hydrothermal activity, heat balance, impacts of climate change, corals, and so many other valuable information.

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