Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea

Editors: Rasul, Najeeb M.A., Stewart, Ian (Eds.)

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  • Provides a summary of recent research studies from the Red Sea
  • Includes studies from related fields on the littoral zone
  • Documents the development of knowledge on the Red Sea, from historical information to modern research
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This book gathers invited contributions from active researchers to provide an up-to-date overview of the geological setting of the Red Sea. It discusses aspects ranging from historical information to modern research in the Red Sea, and presents findings from rapidly advancing, emerging fields. This semi-enclosed young ocean basin provides a unique opportunity to study the development of passive continental margins in order to examine the current status of that region. In addition to studies on the Sea itself, it includes those from related fields on the littoral zone. The book is of interest to geoscientists and non-specialists alike.

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Dr. Najeeb M.A. Rasul holds a Master’s degree in Marine Geology, and has a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Wales, UK. He is presently a Technical Advisor at the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) in Jeddah. For the past 15 years he has been associated with several organizations and has held key research positions at Geological and Geophysical Research Systems in Canada, the Challenger Division for Seafloor Processes at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK., Environment Canada in Burlington, Canada, and the Center for Marine Geology at the SGS, where he was the Head of the Center from 2003 to 2010. He has conducted research cruises with European Union Research centres, including the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), Italy and the IOC-UNESCO (TTR programme) and has been a EUROMARGINS and Saudi Scientific Coordinator. He has been involved in several research projects and cruises as chief scientist, and scientific investigator in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Strait of Gibraltar, Gulf of Cadiz, Mediterranean Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Alboran Sea, Henderson Lake, Lake Erie, Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, and currently the Red Sea for the last 15 years. His research interests have concentrated on the fields of both shallow and deep water sedimentary processes, depositional mechanisms and environmental aspects. These include research on modern underwater sedimentary features and processes involved in their formation, deep sea turbidite systems, sediment dispersal and pathways, sediment plumes, fluxes and deposition, contaminants and chemical pathways for pollution and their environmental impact in both time and space, as well as marine mineral resources. He has also worked on the formation and exploration of oil and gas in deltas and offshore regions.

Dr. Ian C.F. Stewart received a Ph.D. in seismology from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. From 1974 until 1982 he was with the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where he taught geophysics. He then carried out research and worked on potential fields for Saudi Aramco in the Exploration Department in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia until 1996, and later for Normandy Exploration in Australia for 2 years in gold exploration. He was the Geophysical Technical Adviser to the Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, between 2003 and 2013. He is an independent geophysical consultant based in Adelaide, applying proprietary methods for processing gravity and magnetic data for numerous mining and oil companies in Australia, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction to Geology, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea

    Rasul, Najeeb M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Neotectonics of the Red Sea, Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba

    Bosworth, William (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • A Modern View on the Red Sea Rift: Tectonics, Volcanism and Salt Blankets

    Augustin, Nico (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Constraining the Opening of the Red Sea: Evidence from the Neoproterozoic Margins and Cenozoic Magmatism for a Volcanic Rifted Margin

    Stern, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 53-79

  • Timing of Extensional Faulting Along the Magma-Poor Central and Northern Red Sea Rift Margin—Transition from Regional Extension to Necking Along a Hyperextended Rifted Margin

    Stockli, Daniel F. (et al.)

    Pages 81-111

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea
Editors
  • Najeeb M.A. Rasul
  • Ian Stewart
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99408-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99408-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99407-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 803
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 468 illustrations in colour
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