Structure of the Red Sea at 20° N from gravity data and its implication for continental margins

Recent gravity data have enabled a gravity profile extending 1,500 km over Nubia, the Red Sea and Arabia to be compiled. Using a modal value of −48 mGal for the Bouguer anomaly over Africa away from regions of rifting we have determined the way in which the lithosphere thins and breaks to form the Red Sea. We find that nearly the whole of the Red Sea from… (More)