Stratigraphic Response to Deformation and Sea-Level Change in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Lead PI: Prof. Nicholas Christie-Blick

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Unknown start date - Ongoing
Africa ; Gulf of Suez, Egypt
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Gulf of Suez, Egypt provides a unique opportunity for evaluating how sedimentation responds to crustal deformation and sea-level change in a setting in which both are known to have been important. A project currently under way in collaboration with Ph.D. student, Raed Badr and Dr Ahmed El-Barkooky at the University of Cairo involves physical stratigraphic and structural mapping, sedimentology, Sr isotopic dating, and biostratigraphy to investigate how patterns of sedimentation and erosion relate to the propagation of faults and growth of folds, the tilting of fault blocks, and independently quantified sea-level change during the early Miocene.