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1999 03 - R/V Meteor Cruise M44-3

12.03.-04.04.1999 : Aqaba (Jordan) - Safaga (Egypt) - Duba (Saudi Arabia) - Suez (Egypt) - Haifa (Israel), 

Working Area: Northern Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba

Chief Scientist: Dr. Pätzold

Chief Seismic: Dr. Hübscher

MTU Participants: Böke, Gutowski, Kästner, Salem

Cruise Report, Weekly Reports, Detail MapsMCS Lines

Groups in­vol­ved

  • Working Group Marine Geology, Department of Geosciences, Bremen University (GeoB AG Wefer)
  • Working Group Marine Technology/Environmental Research, Department of Geoscience, Bremen University (GeoB AG Spiess (MTU))
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  • GI Gun 2 x 0.4 L  (Generator-Injector; Sodera)
  • Watergun S-15 0.16 L (Sodera)
  • Syntron Streamer 300 m, 24 channels, 6.25 m groups or less, 12.5 m group spacing
  • Bison Spectra Recording System 48 channel, 20 kHz
  • Multibeam System Hydrosweep DS 15.5 kHz - Atlas Elektronik
  • Parasound Sediment Echosounder 18/4 kHz - Atlas Elektronik
  • ParaDigMA Digital Acquisition for Parasound

Acquisition Setup during Cruise M44-3


Ehrhardt, Axel, Hübscher C., (2015), The Northern Red Sea in transition from rifting to drifting – lessons learned from ocean deeps; in: The Red Sea: the formation, morphology, oceanography and environment of a young ocean basin; Editor: Najeeb Rasul and Ian C.F. Stewart, Springer Earth System Sciences, 99-121. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-45201-1_5

Ehrhardt Axel, Hübscher C., Gajewski D. (2005) Conrad Deep, Northern Red Sea: Development of an early stage ocean deep within the axial depression. Tectonophysics, 411, 19-40,

Ehrhardt Axel, Hübscher C., Ben-Avraham Z., Gajewski D. (2005) Seismic study of pull-apart-induced sedimentation and deformation in the Northern Gulf of Aqaba (Elat) Tectonophysics, 396, 59-79,

Ehrhardt, Axel (2004) Seismic and Hydroacoustic Studies of Surficial Sediment Tectonics along the Northern Red Sea Rift and the Dead Sea Transform Fault. Dissertation Univ. Hamburg, 133 pp..

Salem, Mohamed (2003) Geophysical investigations of submarine prolongations of alluvial fans on the western side of the Gulf of Aqaba-Red Sea. Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Berichte, 221, 100 pp..

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