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Mohamed Abdelsalam's Publications

 

 Abdelsalam

MOHAMED ABDELSALAM

Boone Pickens Chair
Professor

Office:     303AF Noble Research Center
Fax:         1.405.744.7841
Email:      mohamed.abdel_salam@okstate.edu
Ph.D.       1993 UT Dallas
M.S.         1987 U. Khartoum
B.S.          1984 U. Khartoum

Publications
(*) denotes graduate student. (**) denotes visiting scientist.

Peer-reviewed Publications

1.    Fritz, H., Abdelsalam, M.G., Ali, K.A., Bingen, K.A., Collins, A.S., Fowler, A.R., Ghebreab, W., Hauzenberger, C.A., Johnson, P.R., Kusky, T.M., Macey, P., Muhongo, S., Stern, R.J., and Viola, G., 2013. Orogeny style in the East African Orogen: A review of the Neoproterozoic to Cambrian tectonic evolution. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 86, 65-106.
2.    Liegeois, J-P, Abdelsalam, M.G., Ennih, N., and Ouabadi, A. 2013. Metacraton: Nature, genesis and behavior. Gondwana Research. 23, 220-237.
3.    Stern, R.J., Ali, K.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., Wilde, S.A., and Zhou, Q. 2012. U-Pb zircon geochronology of the eastern part of the Southern Ethiopia Shield. Precambrian Research. 206-207, 159-167.
4.    *Ismail, E.H., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2012. Morpho-tectonic analysis of the Tekeze River and the Blue Nile drainage systems on the Northwestern Plateau, Ethiopia. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 69, 34-47.
5.    *Bridges, D.L., Mickus, K., Gao, S.S., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Alemu, A. 2012. Magnetic stripes of a transitioning continental rift in Afar. Geology. 40, 203-206.
6.    Bufford, K.M., Atekwana, E.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., Shemang, E., Atekwana, E.A., Mickus, K., Moidaki, M., Modisi, M.P., and Molwakefhe, L. 2012. Geometry and faults tectonic activity of the Okavango Rift Zone, Botswana: Evidence from Magnetotelluric and Electrical Resistivity Tomography Imaging. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 65, 61-71.
7.    Roden J., Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E., El-Qady, G., and Tarabees, E.A. 2011. Structural Influence on the Evolution of the Pre-Eonile Drainage System of Southern Egypt: Insights from Magnetotelluric and Gravity Data. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 61, 358-368.
8.    *Elsheikh, A., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Mickus, K. 2011. Geology and Geophysics of the Western Nubian Paleolake and the Northern Darfur Megalake (WNPL-NDML): Implication for groundwater resources in Darfur, Northwestern Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 61, 82-93.
9.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Gao, S.S., and Liegeois, J.P. 2011. Upper mantle structure of the Saharan Metacraton. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 60, 328-336.
10.    Gao, S.S., Liu, K.H., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2010. Seismic anisotropy beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent areas: Implication for Mantle Flow. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi: 10.1029/2009JB007141.
11.    Abdelsalam, M.G. 2010. 3D Post-Accretionary Tectonic Strain in the Arabian-Nubian; Example from the Superimposition of the Oko Shear Zone on the Nakasib Suture, Red Sea Hills, Sudan. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 56, 167-178.
12.    *Gani, N.D.S., Abdelsalam, M.G., and **Gera, S. 2009. Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Blue Nile Basin, Northwestern Ethiopian Plateau, Geological Journal. 44, 30-56.
13.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Tsige, L., Yihunie, T., and Hussien, B. 2008. Terrane rotation during the East African Orogeny: Evidence from the Bulbul shear zone, southern Ethiopia. Gondwana Research, 14, 497-508.
14.    Kinabo, B., Hogan, J.P., Atekwana, E., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Modisi, M. 2008. Fault growth and propagation during incipient continental rifting from a combined aeromagnetic and SRTM DEM investigation of the Okavango Rift Zone, Botswana. Tectonics. 27, TC3013, doi:10.1029/2007TC002154.
15.    Abdelsalam, M.G., **Youssef, A.M., **Arafat, S.M., and Alfarhan, M. 2008. Rise and demise of the New Lakes of Sahara. Geosphere 4, 375-386.
16.    *Gani, N.D.S., Gani, M.R., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2007. Blue Nile incision on the Ethiopian Plateau: Pulsed plateau growth, Pliocene uplift, and hominin evolution. 2007. GSA Today, 17, 4-11.
17.    Qiu, F., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Thakkar, P. 2006. Spectral analysis of ASTER data covering part of Neoproterozoic Allaqi-Heiani Suture, southern Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 44, 169-180.
18.    *Gani, N.D.S. and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2006. Remote sensing analysis of the Gorge of the Nile, Ethiopia with emphasis on Dejen-Gohatsion region. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 44, 135-150.
19.    *Pena, S.A., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2006. Orbital remote sensing for geological mapping in southern Tunisia: Implication for oil and gas exploration. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 44, 203-219.
20.    *Ren, D., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2006. Tracing along-strike structural continuity of the Neoproterozoic Allaqi-Heiani Suture, southern Egypt using Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Fast Fourier Transfor (FFT) and Redundant Wavelet Transform (RWT) of ASTER Data. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 44, 181-195.
21.    *Thurmond, A.K., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Thurmond, J.B. 2006. Optical-Radar-DEM remote sensing data integration for geological mapping in the Afar Depression, Ethiopia. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 44, 119-134.
22.    *Elnagdy, S.M., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2006. Hyper-spectral analysis of the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data: An example from the Neoproterozoic Um Nar Banded Iron Formation (BIF), Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 9, 53-78.
23.    Tsige, L., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2005. Neoproterozoic – Early Paleozoic gravitational tectonic collapse in the southern part of the Arabian-Nubian Shield: The Bulbul Belt of southern Ethiopia. Precambrian Research. 138, 297-318.
24.    *Beyene, A.M., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2005. Tectonics of the Afar Depression: A review  and synthesis. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 41, 41-59.
25.    *Thurmond, A.K., Stern, R.J., Abdelsalam, M.G., Nielsen, K.C., Abdeen, M.M., and Hinz, E. 2004. The Nubian Swell. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 39, 401-407.
26.    Johnson, P.J., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Stern, R.J., 2003. The Bi’r Umq-Nakasib Suture Zone in the Arabian-Nubian Shield: A key to understanding crustal growth in the East African Orogen. Gondwana Research. 6, 523-530.
27.    Abdelsalam, M.G., **Abdeen, M.M., **Dwaidar, H.M., and Stern, R.J., 2003. Structural evolution of the Neoproterozoic Western Allaqi-Heiani Suture, Southern Egypt, Precambrian Research. 123, 87-104.
28.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Abdel-Rahman, E.M., El-Faki, E.M., El-Hur, B., and Ibrahim, F.M., and Stern, R.J. 2003. Neoproterozoic deformation in the northeastern part of the Saharan Metacraton. Precambrian Research. 123, 203-221.
29.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Liegeois J-P, and Stern, R.J., 2002. The Saharan Metacraton, Journal of African Earth Sciences. 34, 119-136.
30.    **Abdeen, M.M., *Thurmond, A.K., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Stern, R.J. 2002. Use of Terra satellite ASTER band-ratio images for geological mapping in arid regions: The Neoproterozoic Allaqui suture, Egypt. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. 5, 19-40.
31.    **Ramadan, T.M., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Stern, R.J. 2001. Mineral exploration with Landsat TM and SIR-C/X-SAR imagery in the Neoproterozoic Allaqi Suture, southern Egypt, Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. 67, 491-497.
32.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Stern, R.J., and **Berhane, W.G., 2000. Mapping Gossans in Arid Regions with Landsat TM and SIR-C/X-SAR Imagery: The Beddaho Alteration Zone in Northern Eritrea, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 30, 903-916.
33.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Robinson, C., EL-Baz, F., and Stern, R.J., 2000. Application of orbital imaging radar in geological studies in arid regions: The Saharan testimony, Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 66, 717-726.
34.    Xu, X., Aiken, C.L.V., Bhattacharya, J.P., Corbeanu, R.M., Nielsen, K.C., McMechan, G.A., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2000. Creating virtual 3-D outcrop, The Leading Edge, 197-202.
35.    Balde, M., Fishman, J., Aiken, C.L.V., Fuente, M.F., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 1999. A GPS supported gravity survey in the Amazon of Ecuador. GPS Solutions, 2, 3-17.
36.    Stern, R.J., and Abdelsalam, M.G., 1998. Formation of juvenile continental crust in the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Evidence from granitic rocks of the Nakasib Suture, NE Sudan, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 87, 150-160.
37.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Stern, R.J., Copeland, P., Elfaki, E. M., Elhur, B., and Ibrahim, F.M., 1998. The Neoproterozoic Keraf Suture in NE Sudan: Sinistral transpression along the eastern margin of west Gondwana. Journal of Geology, 106, 133-147.
38.    Aiken, C.L.V., Balde, M., Xu, X., Abdelsalam, M.G., Fuente, M.F., and Mena, M., 1997, Integrated studies of Mexico with gravity, magnetic, and GIS databases. The Leading Edge, 1779-1785.
39.    Stern, R.J., and Abdelsalam, M.G., 1996. The Origin of the great bend of the Nile from SIR-C/X-SAR Imagery. Science, 274, 1696-1698.
40.    Abdelsalam, M.G., and Stern, R.J., 1996. Mapping Precambrian structures in the Sahara Desert with SIR-C/X-SAR Radar: The Neoproterozoic Keraf Suture, NE Sudan. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(E10), 23,063-23,076.
41.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Stern, R. J., 1996. Sutures and shear zones in the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 23, 289-310.
42.    Abdelsalam, M. G., Stern, R. J., Schandelmeier, H., and Sultan, M., 1995. Deformational history of the Keraf zone in NE Sudan revealed by Shuttle Imaging Radar. Journal of Geology, 103, 475-491.
43.    Abdelsalam, M. G., 1994. The Oko shear zone, Sudan: post-accretionary deformation in the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 151, 767-776.
44.    Schandelmeier, H., Wipfler, E., Kuster, D., Sultan, M., Becker, R., Stern, R. J., and Abdelsalam, M. G. 1994. Atmur-Delgo suture – A Neoproterozoic oceanic basin extending into the interior of northeast Africa. Geology, 22, 563-566.
45.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Stern, R. J., 1993. Structure of the late Proterozoic Nakasib suture, Sudan. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 150, 1065-1074.
46.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Stern, R. J., 1993. Tectonic evolution of the Nakasib suture, Red Sea Hills, Sudan: evidence for a late Precambrian Wilson Cycle. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 150, 393-404.
47.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Dawoud, A. S. 1991. The Kabus ophiolitic melange, Sudan, and its bearing on the western boundary of the Nubian Shield. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 148, 83-92.

Other Publications
 
1.    Leseane, K., Atekwana, E., Mickus, K., Abdelsalam, M.G., Bridges, D., and Atekwana, E. 2013. Curie point depth estimation of the Okavango Rift Zone and the surrounding Precambrian cratons and orogenic belts in Botswana from aeromagnetic data. Society of Exploration Geologists workshop on Exploration of Continental Rifts: From Regional to Prospect Level, Houston, TX, 5p.
2.    Mickus, K., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Thurmond, A.K. 2013. Contrasting gravity signatures from tectonic stretching rifting and magma-assisted rifting: The Dobe and Tendaho grabens of the Afar Depression, Ethiopia. Society of Exploration Geologists workshop on Exploration of Continental Rifts: From Regional to Prospect Level, Houston, TX, 4p.
3.    Katumwehe, A., Atekwana, E., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2013. Rift strain localization, transfer, segmentation and termination: Aeromagnetic imaging of the role of pre-existing structure in the evolution of the Albertine and Rhino grabens in Uganda and Congo. Society of Exploration Geologists workshop on Exploration of Continental Rifts: From Regional to Prospect Level, Houston, TX, 4p.
4.    Boese, M., Sheng, H., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2009. Evaluating the use of 3D visualization technology in geology. Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems. San Francisco, CA. 1-9.
5.    Aiken, C., Alfarhan, M., White, L., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2009. Three-dimensional globally-accessed monuments experiment (3D-GAME): The UT Dallas - Missouri S&T effort. Proceedings of the Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia Dedicated to Digital Heritage. Limassol, Cyprus. 1-7.
6.    Atekwana, E.A., Kinabo, B.D., Abdelsalam, M.G., Hogan, J.P., Delvaux, D.D., and Zulu, J.D. 2007. Kinematic interplay between the western and southeastern branches of the East African Rift System: Insights from the Kalaye lineament. Proceedings of the International Conference on the East African Rift System: Geoscientific, Economic and Environmental Challenges, 1-5.
7.    Ayele, A., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Yirgu, G. 2007. Preface - The East African Rift System: Dynamics, Evolution, and Environment. Journal of Earth African Sciences, 48, ix-xiv.
8.    Frei, M., Abdelslam, M.G., and Baghdadi, N. 2006. Preface - Remote sensing applications to geological problems in Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44, vii-x.
9.    Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E.A., Keller, G.R., and Klemperer, S.L. 2004. The life cycle of continental rifting as a focus for U.S.-African scientific collaboration. EOS. 85: 47.
10.    Kusky, T.M., Abdelsalam, M.G., Tucker, R.D., and Stern, R.J., 2003. Preface - Evolution of the East African and related orogens, and the assembly of Gondwana. Precambrian Research. 123, 81-85.
11.    Johnson, P.R., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Stern, R.J. 2002. The Bi’r Umq-Nakasib shear zone: Geology and structure of a Neoproterozoic suture in the northern East African Orogen, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Saudi Geological Survey Technical Report SGS-TR-2002-1, 33p.
12.    Abdelsalam, M.G. 2001. Remote sensing for Africa. Africa Geonews. Journal of African Earth Sciences, IV-V.
13.    Berhe, S. M., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 1994. IGCP 348 – The Mozambique Orogenic Belt in east Africa – Field Conference. Episodes, 17, 130-131.
14.    Abdelsalam, M. G. 1993. Structural evolution of the Oko shear zone, Sudan. In: Thorweihe, U., and Schandelmeier, H. (eds), Geoscientific Research in NE Africa, 121-125.
15.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Stern, R. J. 1993. Timing of events along the Nakasib suture and the Oko shear zone, Sudan. In: Thorweihe, U., Schandelmeier, H. (eds), Geoscientific Research in NE Africa, 99-103.
16.    Schandelmeier, H., Wipfler, E., Kuster, D., Abdel Rahman, E. M., Stern, R. J., Abdelsalam, M. G., and Sultan, M. 1993. Evidence for a new suture in northern Sudan. In: Thorweihe, U., Schandelmeier, H. (eds), Geoscientific Research in NE Africa, 83-85.
17.    Stern, R. J., Sultan, M., Abdelsalam, M. G., and Dalziel, I. W. D. 1992. Comment and Reply on “Pacific margins of Laurentia and East Antarctica-Australia as a conjugate rift pair: evidence and implications for Eocambrian supercontinent”. Geology, 20, 190-191.
18.    Abdelsalam, M. G., and Stern, R. J., 1991. Structural and tectonic evolution of the late Proterozoic Nakasib suture, Red Sea Hills, Sudan. In: Rocci, G., and Deschamps, M. (eds), Recent Data in African Earth Sciences, 131-134.
19.    Church, W. R., Abdelsalam, M. G., Stern, R. J., and Berhe, S. M. 1991. Comments and Reply on “Ophiolites in northeast and east Africa: implication for Proterozoic crustal growth”. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 148,   600-606.


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