Geodetic constraints on present‐day motion of the Arabian Plate: Implications for Red Sea and Gulf of Aden rifting

  title={Geodetic constraints on present‐day motion of the Arabian Plate: Implications for Red Sea and Gulf of Aden rifting},
  author={Abdullah ArRajehi and Simon McClusky and Robert Reilinger and Mohamed Ahmed Daoud and Abdulmutaleb Alchalbi and Semih Ergintav and Francisco Gomez and Jamal Sholan and Firyal Bou-Rabee and Ghebrebrhan M. Ogubazghi and Biniam Haileab and Shimelles Fisseha and Laike Mariam Asfaw and Salah Mahmoud and Ali Rayan and Rebecca Bendik and Lewis Kogan},
Five years of continuously recording GPS observations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia together with new continuous and survey‐mode GPS observations broadly distributed across the Arabian Peninsula provide the basis for substantially improved estimates of present‐day motion and internal deformation of the Arabian plate. We derive the following relative, geodetic Euler vectors (latitude (°N), longitude (°E), rate (°/Myr, counterclockwise)) for Arabia‐Nubia (31.7 ± 0.2, 24.6 ± 0.3, 0.37 ± 0.01… 

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