Geomorphological Features and Primary Sedimentary Structures of the Deltaic Coastal Plain Along Burullus Lake Area, Egypt
1.F. EL-Fayoumy, A.M. GHEITH”,M.A. ABD-ALLA and N.G. Tousar
Geology Department, Faculty of Science,
Mansoura University, Egypt; and
"Faculty of Marine Science, King Abdulaziz University,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
J.K.A.U.: Mar. Sci., Vol. 4, pp. 115-131 (1413 A.H./1993 A.D.)
ABSTRACT. The Burullus coastal area can be geomorphologically divided into: beach, backshore plain, barrier, tidal inlet and deltaic zones. It shows several landforms characteristic for marine, riverine and aeolian processes.
These include :
1. Shore landforms: represented by foreshore slop, backshore flats and sand barrier.
2. Lake landforms: represented by shallow lake or lagoon, islands. inlets and shorelines.
3. Aeolian landforms: represented by sand sheets and sand dunes.
4. Riverine landforms: represented by tnterdistributary margin deposits, these include; subaqueous and subaerial natural levees. paleochannel