International Journal of Geosciences

Volume 3, Issue 3 (July 2012)

ISSN Print: 2156-8359   ISSN Online: 2156-8367

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Contribution of Satellite Altimetry Data in the Environmental Geophysical Investigation of the Northern Egyptian Continental Margin

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DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2012.33047    5,052 Downloads   7,843 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

The northern Egyptian continental margin is characterized by interesting tectonic settings as well as trade and industry district in Egypt. In the current study, the contribution role of satellite altimetry gravity data in the Environmental geophysical investigation is presented to give a complete view of the marine gravity field of the study area. The satellite data showed only minor deviations in some partial regions of the area investigated such as Nile Deep Sea Fan, Levant Basin, Eratosthenes Seamount and Herodotus basin. The interpretations of the entire data illustrated that the differences between the satellite and the shipboard data were small in some regions particularly near to land. Furthermore, a number of strong deviations in some regions were spatially correlated with bathymetric depth together with the appearance of geological structures.

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H. Aboulela, "Contribution of Satellite Altimetry Data in the Environmental Geophysical Investigation of the Northern Egyptian Continental Margin," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 431-442. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2012.33047.

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