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Dynamics of Wind Setdown at Suez and the Eastern Nile Delta

Figure 1

Map of the idealized Gulf of Suez.

The reef at 29.88° North latitude is not of uniform depth today, but contains several deeper “notches” that were present before the Suez Canal was built [40]. Here we use a single notch to demonstrate how variations in the reef depth may delay the crossing. Point A on the raised portion of the reef is used to compare with the notch (see Figures 5 and 6). The wind blows from the Northwest, as studied by Nof and Paldor [3] and Voltzinger and Androsov [4].

Figure 1