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Coastal Zone Geomorphology of Ras-Mohammed Area, Red Sea, Egypt

Journal of Coastal Research
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  • Geoscience
  • Geography
  • Ocean Science
  • Oceanography
  • Marine Science
  • Coastal Geology
  • Earth And Environmental Sciences
  • Red Sea
  • Ras Mohammed
  • Coastal Geomorphology
  • Coral Reef Lagoons
  • Marine Terraces
  • Earth Science


Ras-Mohammed area has an important and unique environment. It is characterized by a diversity of natural resources, habitats, and geomorphological features. In this paper, photo-interpretation techniques, supported by field work are used to study and map geomorphological features of Ras-Mohammed coastal zone. The geomorphological studies reveal that depositional processes are predominant on the western coastal zone whereas erosional processes are predominant on the eastern coastal zone. Ras-Mohammed Peninsula is a hybrid state of the above mentioned zones. Stereoscopic examination of stereo pairs, supported by fieldwork, provided effective tools for studying and mapping geomorphologic features of the investigated area.

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