Sunset, Eastern Dead Sea shore, Ghor Al-Haditha
by Rob Watson, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Another amazing sunset from the Eastern Dead Sea shore, Ghor Al-Haditha, Jordan. The Judean Mountains are visible to the west. The salt-flats proximal to the shoreline form many curving embayments. The Dead Sea shroeline is regressing rapidly: the level of the Dead Sea is falling at over 1 m/yr. The line of trees in the middle ground marks the transition of surface geology from alluvium deposits derived from wadi flash floods to the former lake-bed lacustrine mud deposits which are very salt-rich. It is the dissolution of this salt which causes sinkholes to form along the Dead Sea shoreline.
Rob Watson (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)