Impact of Holocene climatic shifts on the spatial sediment distribution in a carbonate lagoon

Impact of Holocene climatic shifts on the spatial sediment distribution in a carbonate lagoon

Internship Description

The objective of this internship is to collect and analyze soft sediment cores from the Al Wajh carbonate lagoon in the Red Sea. The intern will help acquire the cores, conduct standard analyses of grain size and mineralogy, perform component and facies analyses, and prepare samples for isotope analysis.

Deliverables/Expectations

This study will provide new insights on the relationships between short-term climatic variations and spatial facies variability observed in mixed clastic/carbonate lagoon sediments. It will also contribute to an improved understanding of lateral heterogeneities in carbonate reservoirs that formed in reef environments. 

Faculty Name

Abdulkader M. Afifi

Field of Study

Geology​​