Articles | Volume 69, issue 2
E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 225–245, 2020

Special issue: Geoarchaeology of the Nile Delta

E&G Quaternary Sci. J., 69, 225–245, 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

Google Earth Engine: Planetary-scale geospatial analysis for everyone N. Gorelick, M. Hancher, M. Dixon, S. Ilyushchenko, D. Thau, and R. Moore

Short summary
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.