The Red Sea: The Formation, Morphology, Oceanography and Environment of a Young Ocean Basin

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Najeeb M.A. Rasul, Ian C.F. Stewart
Springer, Apr 2, 2015 - Science - 638 pages
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This book presents a broad overview of the current state of knowledge regarding the Red Sea, from its geological formation and oceanographic development to the environmental influences on its ecology and the changes it is experiencing due to the rapid development of its coastlines and role as one of the world’s major transport routes. The book gathers invited contributions from researchers with an interest in the geology, geophysics, oceanography and environment of the Red Sea, while also providing comprehensive new data and a complete review of the literature. It will be of interest not only to researchers actively studying the sea and its surroundings, but will also appeal to all those involved in planning and managing the Red Sea, its environment, its resources and the countries which rely on its existence.

 

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Contents

Its Origin Structure and Environment
1
Birth of an Ocean
29
Historical Background Review and Synthesis
45
Geophysical and Geochemical Constraints from the Thetis and Nereus Deeps Central Red Sea
79
5 The Northern Red Sea in Transition from Rifting to DriftingLessons Learned from Ocean Deeps
99
6 Lineaments in Gravity Data of the Red Sea
123
7 Geodetic Constraints on the Geodynamic Evolution of the Red Sea
134
8 Seismicity and Seismotectonic Setting of the Red Sea and Adjacent Areas
151
19 AirSea Interaction and Horizontal Circulation in the Red Sea
329
20 Water Mass Formation Overturning Circulation and the Exchange of the Red Sea with the Adjacent Basins
343
21 Heat Balance of the Red Sea
354
22 Impacts of Climate Change on the Red Sea Region and its Watersheds Saudi Arabia
363
23 Raised Coral Reefs and Sediments in the Coastal Area of the Red Sea
378
24 Geomorphology of Shallow Water Coral Reef Environments in the Red Sea
395
25 Coral Reefs and Communities of the Central and Southern Red Sea Sudan Eritrea Djibouti and Yemen
409
26 Coral Reefs of the Red Sea with Special Reference to the Sudanese Coastal Area
452

9 Seismicity of the Western Side of the Southern Red Sea
160
10 Volcanic Eruptions in the Southern Red Sea During 20072013
175
11 Red Sea Salt FormationsA Result of Hydrothermal Processes
187
12 Salt Flows in the Central Red Sea
204
13 Geochemical Classification of BrineFilled Red Sea Deeps
219
14 Hydrothermal Activity and Paleoenvironments of the Atlantis II Deep
235
15 Environmental Risks of Mining Metalliferous Muds in the Atlantis II Deep Red Sea
250
16 Calcite and Aragonite Saturation States of the Red Sea and Biogeochemical Impacts of Excess Carbon Dioxide
267
Distribution Processes Pathways and Patterns
281
18 SeaLevel Changes
317
27 The Status Threats and Resilience of ReefBuilding Corals of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea
471
Metabolism Reproduction Acclimatization and Adaptation
487
29 Taxonomic Ecological and Historical Considerations on the DeepWater Benthic Mollusc Fauna of the Red Sea
510
Unexpected Biodiversity and Distribution
531
31 Marine Turtles of the Red Sea
551
32 Phytoplankton of the Red Sea
566
33 Mangroves of the Red Sea
585
34 The Evolution of the Red Sea as a Human Habitat During the Quaternary Period
598
Authors Biographies
615
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Dr. Najeeb Rasul, Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
e-mail: rasul.nm@sgs.org.sa
Dr. Ian C.F. Stewart, Saudi Geological Survey, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
e-mail: Stewart.IC@sgs.org.sa

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