Selima Sand Sheet Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Egypt)

Dr. Ted Maxwell

Andrew Johnston

     

The southern region of Egypt where the Selima Sand Sheet is located was wetter and inhabited in the past. Now it is an uninviting monotonous, dry, vegetation-free expanse. Our research has been twofold, (1) determining the area's landscape evolution, particularly the transition from a wetter environment to the present day sand sheet setting and (2) defining the sand sheet's current rates of erosion and deposition. Data were collected through a combination of fieldwork and remote sensing.

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