Pleistocene to Holocene sediment dynamics of the Al Wajh Bank slope (Red Sea)

Pleistocene to Holocene sediment dynamics of the Al Wajh Bank slope (Red Sea)

Internship Description

The objective of this project is to describe and analyse three soft sediment cores from the Al Wajh Bank slope (Red Sea). Based on core description, dated ages and grain size analysis, the candidate will establish a depositional model. To achieve this goal soft sediment cores and a bathymetry data have to be analysed.

Deliverables/Expectations

(1)The findings will improve the fundamental understanding of land-attached carbonate platform sediment export dynamics and (2) the impact of sea-level variations in the Red Sea Rift basin setting.​

Faculty Name

Volker Vahrenkamp

Field of Study

Geology – Marine Geosciences, Carbonate Sedimentology