Title

Reuniting the Red Sea Shores - Evidencing Complete Pre-rift Terrestrial Integrity Via Satellite Imagery

Presenter Information

Scott Melby

Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Major

Geology

Research Advisor

Abdel Salam, Mohamed G.

Advisor's Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Funding Source

Statoil ASA, Norway

Abstract

Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imaging shows clear lithological, structural and geomorphological correlation for shore-to-shore reconstruction of the Red Sea. Building upon previous regional scale studies, this work presents results of detail-scale correlation of geological features such as individual volcanic belts and geological structures across this rift system. Results of this work provide geometrical constraints on the reconstruction of the Red Sea and the geological history of its opening suggestive of lithospheric rupture without significant attenuation.

Biography

Scott is a senior majoring in geology at Missouri S&T. He has been involved with the Remote Sensing lab within the geology department for three years, participating in a number of projects centered around the East Africa region, including an NSF-funded research trip to Egypt in 2009. A father of three, Scott has included his children in many university activities, and looks forward to his son, Sawyer, following in his footsteps in just a few short years. Looking ahead, Scott plans to begin work on his Master’s degree in 2012, and is considering a career in academia.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Reuniting the Red Sea Shores - Evidencing Complete Pre-rift Terrestrial Integrity Via Satellite Imagery

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) imaging shows clear lithological, structural and geomorphological correlation for shore-to-shore reconstruction of the Red Sea. Building upon previous regional scale studies, this work presents results of detail-scale correlation of geological features such as individual volcanic belts and geological structures across this rift system. Results of this work provide geometrical constraints on the reconstruction of the Red Sea and the geological history of its opening suggestive of lithospheric rupture without significant attenuation.