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Research Article

Dynamics of Wind Setdown at Suez and the Eastern Nile Delta

  • Carl Drews mail,

    drews@ucar.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, NCAR Earth System Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Weiqing Han

    Affiliation: Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: August 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012481

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Gulf of Aquaba crossing?

Posted by NickD on 22 Sep 2010 at 14:49 GMT

In his recent book "The Miracles of Exodus" Colin Humphreys argues that wind set-down was responsible for the crossing at the Gulf of Aquaba, based on a north-easterly wind.

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RE: Gulf of Aquaba crossing?

NickD replied to NickD on 22 Sep 2010 at 14:50 GMT

Apologies for the misspelling. Should be Aqaba

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RE: Gulf of Aqaba crossing?

drews replied to NickD on 28 Sep 2010 at 14:51 GMT

I have read Colin Humphreys' book (2006). He proposed the same underwater reef mechanism for water on both sides of the crossing. I have not had a chance to model the Aqaba site in detail.

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