Selima Sand Sheet Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Egypt)

Dr. Ted Maxwell

Andrew Johnston

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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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