Consequences of a new ocean
by Antonello Provenzale, Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Pisa, Italy
The Tzin valley in the Negev desert, Israel, was carved more intensely after the opening of the Red Sea and the Rift Valley, which forced rivers originally flowing into the Mediterranean to drastically turn towards the new ocean, reactivating strong erosion. On top of it, erosion of the badlands by intense rainfall events shapes the landscape creating a semi-regular pattern, a paradise for the geomorphologist .
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Submitted on 25 February 2017
Credit: Antonello Provenzale (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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