Evolution of the lowest Wadi al-Karak basin modeled from the integration of geological and SRTM topographic data

Authors: Sattam Salem Alshogoor*, Mutah University
Topics: Applied Geography, Applied Geography, Cartography
Keywords: Morphology, SRTM data, Wadi Al-Karak basin, Dead Sea, southern Jordan
Session Type: Poster
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Morphologic features obtained from SRTM data, integrated with geologic information, are emphasized in this paper in order to provide the basis for understanding the development of the lowest Wadi al-Karak drainage basin. This approach aims to the recognition of a fan morphology related to the record of a tectonically controlled orientated Decaling ultimate base level in the Dead Sea. Dead Sea’s water level has dropped 40 meters (131ft) since the 1950s, The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. As characterized in the SRTM images, this fan morphology became changes. This event, This event, which may have occurred as a result of changing the characteristics of the river mouth in terms of sculpture and sedimentation.

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