The Dead Sea: The Lake and Its Setting

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Science - 286 pages
Located 400 meters below sea level, at the tectonically active irregular boundary between the Mediterranean and Arabic plates, the Dead Sea is the site of many interesting phenomena. It provides a modern analog for ancient pull-apart basins and allows researchers to examine the process of evaporite deposition from deep water. It also offers insight into the adaptive ability of the life form living in the hypersaline brine. This book, based on a conference held in Tel Aviv in December 1993, focuses on the geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, and climatology of the Dead Sea region.
 

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Contents

Dead Sea researchAn introduction Tina M Niemi Zvi BenAvraham and Joel R Gat
3
STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS OF THE DEAD SEA BASIN
9
Topography and bathymetry of the Dead Sea depression John K Hall
11
Structure and tectonics Zvi BenAvraham
22
The history and formation of the Dead Sea basin Zvi Garfunkel
36
Hydrocarbon exploration in the southern Dead Sea area Michael Gardosh Eliezer Kashai Shalom Salhov Haim Shulman and Eli Tannenbaum
57
Active tectonics in the Dead Sea basin Tina M Niemi and Zvi BenAvraham
73
On the seismicity of the Dead Sea basin Avi Shapiro
82
19811983 Mariana Stiller Joel R Gat and Perla Kaushansky
171
Carbon dynamics in the Dead Sea Boaz Luz Mariana Stiller and A Siep Talma
184
The radiocarbon content of the Dead Sea A Siep Talma John C Vogel and Mariana Stiller
193
Iron manganese and trace elements in the Dead Sea Ami Nishri and Mariana Stiller
199
18921992 Aharon Oren
205
QUATERNARY HISTORY OF THE LAKE AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
215
Geomorphology of the Dead Sea western margin Dan Boivman
217
Fluctuations of Late Pleistocene Lake Lisan in the Dead Sea rift Tina M Niemi
226

PHYSICAL CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE DEAD
87
The hydrography of a hypersaline lake David A Anati
89
Surface currents and seiches in the Dead Sea Ziv Sirkes Florian Schirmer HeinzHermann Essen and KlausWerner Gurgel
104
Wind waves on the Dead Sea Artur Hecht Tal Ezer Avraham Huss and Aviv Shapiro
114
Essential considerations for saline lakes liana Steinhorn
122
Evolution of the Dead Sea brines Israel Zak
133
Ion interaction approach to geochemical aspects of the Dead Sea Boris S Krumgalz
145
19601993 Ittai Gavrieli
161
The Holocene history of Dead Sea levels Amos Frumkin
237
An archaeological perspective Hzhaq BeitArieh
249
Geochemical and hydrological processes in the coastal environment of the Dead Sea Yoseph Yechieli and Joel R Gat
252
Groundwaters along the western Dead Sea shore Emanuel Mazor
265
The botanical conquest of the newly exposed shores of the Dead Sea Erga Aloni Amram Eshel and Yoav Waisel
277
Synopsis and future Joel R Gat Tina M Niemi and Zvi BenAvraham
282
Index
283
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About the author (1997)

Tina M. Niemi, Professor in the Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City. Zvi Ben-Avraham, Professor in the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University. Joel R. Gat, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Weizmann Institute ofScience.

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