Sequence Stratigraphy of the Lower Miocene Moghra Formation in the Qattara Depression, North Western Desert, Egypt

  • Safiya M.┬áHassan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Safiya M. Hassan
    Pages 1-21
  3. Safiya M. Hassan
    Pages 23-36
  4. Safiya M. Hassan
    Pages 37-87
  5. Safiya M. Hassan
    Pages 109-140
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About this book

Introduction

The Qattara Depression is part of the Northwestern Desert in Egypt and is home to the second lowest point in Africa at -133 meters below sea level. Therefore, before any projects can be carried out in this area, we must first understand the geology of the land. The present study deals with the high-resolution sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Lower Miocene Moghra Formation outcrops in the Qattara Depression Region. The literature on the sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Moghra Formation has been sparse to date, despite some excellent work over the years by academic and petroleum workers. Moreover, the area studied is within what was once a front-line of World War II, where mine fields and war relics are scattered and cover wide reaches. This has resulted in limited geologic mapping in the past. Thus, great attention is paid in this study to establishing a robust sedimentology and high-resolution sequence stratigraphic framework for the Lower Miocene Moghra Formation. Included are works based on outcrops and, most importantly, new sedimentological and chronostratigraphic information not previously available.

Keywords

Aheimer Formation Carboniferous-Permian Gulf of Suez Lower Miocene Moghra Formation Northwestern Desert in Egypt Quattara Depression Sedimentation Model Sequence Stratigraphy

Authors and affiliations

  • Safiya M.┬áHassan
    • 1
  1. 1., Geology DepartmentBeni Suef UniversityBeni SuefEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00330-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00329-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00330-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5369
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5377
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