publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Modern Geophysical Techniques for Constructing a 3D Geological Model on the Nile Delta, Egypt

Barakat, Moataz Khairy Ahmad;
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  • Published: 03 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: Technische Universität Berlin
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The Nile Delta can be considered the earliest known delta in the world. It was described by Herodotus in the 5th Century AC. The Nile Delta (Ta-Mehet) in Hieroglyphic language means the land of the estuary water. It is one of the oldest intensely cultivated areas on the earth. The Nile Delta is illustrated to be an arcuate delta (arcshaped), as it resembles a triangle or lotus flower when seen from above. The name has been derived from the letter Thelta of the Greek alphabet. In comparison to the Mississippi, the Rhone, the Niger and the Ganges Deltas very little work has been published on the geological evolution of the Nile Delta. The present Nile Delta covers...
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