Shaded digital relief map of the central and northern Red Sea showing locations of low-temperature thermochronometric samples collected from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea margin. More than 400 thermochronometric samples were collected to resolve the timing of extensional faulting and to differentiate between different episodes of cooling and exhumation affecting the Saudi Arabian Red Sea margin. Detailed vertical transects (white boxes) were collected across the exhumed crustal blocks and topographic escarpments to constrain the timing and spatial distribution of extensional faulting and evolution of rift segmentation and localization, and rift flank exhumation. Horizontal traverses were collected across the entire rift margin from the modern coastal plain to the edge of the exposed Neoproterozoic Arabian Shield. Image from the MARGINS 2008 Decadal Review research nugget.
Media Type: Map
Investigator: Daniel Stockli
Chief Scientist: Daniel Stockli