Articles | Volume 69, issue 2
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 225–245, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-225-2020

Special issue: Geoarchaeology of the Nile Delta

E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 225–245, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-69-225-2020

Research article 09 Dec 2020

Research article | 09 Dec 2020

Mapping buried paleogeographical features of the Nile Delta (Egypt) using the Landsat archive

Tobias Ullmann et al.

Data sets

TanDEM-X – Digital Elevation Model (DEM) – Global, 90 m EOC Geoservice https://download.geoservice.dlr.de/TDM90/

Google Earth Engine: Planetary-scale geospatial analysis for everyone N. Gorelick, M. Hancher, M. Dixon, S. Ilyushchenko, D. Thau, and R. Moore https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.06.031

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The contribution highlights the use of Landsat archive data (1985–2019) for the detection of surface anomalies potentially related to buried near-surface paleogeomorphological deposits in the Nile Delta (Egypt). The analyses of selected spectral-temporal metrics showed several anomalies in the immediate surroundings of Pleistocene sand hills (geziras) and settlement mounds (tells) of the eastern Delta, which allowed mapping of the potential near-surface continuation.