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|Title: ||Nile Delta Drill Core and Sample Database for 1985-1994: Mediterranean Basin (MEDIBA) Program|
|Authors: ||Stanley, Daniel Jean|
McRea, James E., Jr.
Waldron, John C.
|Issue Date: ||6-Dec-1996|
|Citation: ||Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences; 37|
|Abstract: ||This document is designed to serve as the catalog for a complete set of lithologic logs of 87 sediment borings drilled in the northern Nile delta of Egypt in the course of the Nile Delta Project, from 1985 to 1994. The project, part of the Mediterranean Basin (MEDIBA) Program, was initiated to interpret the recent geological evolution of this depocenter, from the time of its formation about 8000 years ago to the present. The data set includes the major petrologic attributes of these borings, which range in length from ~20 to 60 m. The results of textural and sand-sized compositional analyses of 2500 core samples are provided, as well as the ages of 358 radiocarbon-dated samples to as old as ~35,000 years before present. These data constitute the foundation of the Nile Delta Project's investigation. A review of the methods employed in the field and laboratory and an inventory of published articles and theses completed through 1994 as part of this multidisciplinary and multinational effort also are presented. This database facilitates the distinction between anthropogenic and natural factors that determine the evolution of the delta. It is intended to provide a comprehensive record of subsurface deposits in the northern delta, accumulating in late Pleistocene to Holocene time, to be used by those agencies and specialists responsible for monitoring the rapidly changing Nile delta depocenter.
The information published in this document is accessible electronically on the Internet from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Gopher Server at URL "gopher://nmnhgoph.si.edu/11/.paleo" or via hypertext document (http) at "http://nmnhwww.si.edu/gopher-menus/." Further information can be obtained from the National Museum of Natural History's Collection and Research Information System (CRIS) Program, Washington, D.C. 20560.|
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