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Red Sea / Oman

In 1999, the joint research Cruise M44-3 with R/V Meteor was carried out by the Department of Geosciences in Bremen (GeoB) and several other partners.

Subsequently, two PhD projects were carried out. Mohamed Salem from MTU studied seismic and acoustic data in the vicinity of Wadis in the Gulf of Aqaba.  Axel Ehrhardt from Hamburg University


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..

Master Theses

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