Abdelsalam Publications

 

Publications and Other Scholarly Contributions

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Peer-reviewed Publications

2018
1. *Demissie, Z., Mickus, K., Bridges, D., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E. 2018. Upper lithospheric structure of the Dobi graben, Afar Depression from magnetics and gravity data. Journal of African Earth Sciences 147, 136-151.
2. *Xue, L., *Alemu, T, Gani, N.D., and ***Abdelsalam, M.G. 2018. Spatial and temporal variation of tectonic uplift in the southeastern Ethiopian Plateau from morphotectonic analysis. Geomorphology 309, 98-111.
3. *Alemu, T., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Dawit, E.L., and Atnafu, B. 2018. The Paleozoic – Mesozoic Mekele Sedimentary Basin in Ethiopia: An example of an exhumed IntraCONtinental Sag (ICONS) basin. Journal of African Earth Sciences 143, 40-58.
4. **Kolawole, F., Atekwana, E.A., Lao-Davila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., Chindandali, P.R., Salima, J., and Kalindekafe, L. 2018. High resolution electrical resistivity and aeromagnetic imaging reveal the causative fault of the 2009 Mw 0.0 Karonga, Malawi earthquake. Geophysical Journal International 213, 1412-1425.
5. **Kolawole, F., Atekwana, E.A., Lao-Davila, D.A., Abdelsalam, M.G., Chindandali, P.R., Salima, J., and Kalindekafe, L. 2018. Active deformation of the Malawi Rift’s North Basin hinge zone modulated by reactivation of preexisting Precambrian shear zone fabric. Tectonics 37, doi.org/10.1002/2017TC004628.
6. ***Abdelsalam, M.G. 2018. The Nile’s journey through space and time: A geological perspective. Earth Science Reviews 177, 742-773. doi.org./10.1016/j.earscirev.2018.01.010.
7. **Dawson, S.M., Lao-Davila, D.A., Atekwana, E.A., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2018. The influence of the Precambrian Mughese Shear Zone structures on strain accommodation in the northern Malawi Rift. Tectonophysics 722, 53-68.
8. **Sarafian, E., Evans, R.L., Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E., Elsenbeck, J., Jones, A.G., and Chikambwe, E. 2018. Imaging Precambrian lithospheric in Zambia using electromagnetic methods. Gondwana Research 54, 38-49.

2017
9. **Kolawole, F., Atekwana, E.A., Malloy, S., Stamps, D.S., Grandin, R., Abdelsalam, M.G., Leseane, K., and Shemang, E.M. 2017. Aeromagnetic, gravity, and Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar analyses reveal the causative fault of the 3 April 2017 Mw 6.5 Moiyabana, Botswana, earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters 44, 8837-8846.
10. *Xue, L., Gani, N.D., and ***Abdelsalam, M.G. 2017. Geomorphologic proxies for bedrock rivers: A case study from the Rwenzori Mountains, East African Rift system. Geomorphology 285, 373-398.
11. *Goussi Ngalamo, J.F., Bisso, D., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E.A., Katumwehe, A.B., and Ekodeck, G.E. 2017. Geophysical imaging of metacratonization in the northern edge of the Congo craton in Cameroon. Journal of African Earth Sciences 129, 94-107.
12. *Emishaw, L., Lao-Davila, D.A., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E.A., and Gao, S.S. 2017. Evolution of the Broadly Rifted Zone in southern Ethiopia through gravitational collapse and extension of dynamic topography. Tectonophysics 699, 213-226.
13. Ismail, E.H., Rogers, J.D., Ahmed, M.F., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2017. Regional landslide inventory mapping of Bashilo River watershed, Ethiopia. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience 23, 137-151.
14. Ismail, E.H., Rogers, J.D., Ahmed, M.F., Usery, E.L., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 2017. Landslide susceptibility mapping of Blue Nile and Tekeze River basins using oblique rainfall-aspect rasters. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment, 1-19.
15. **Yeshanew, F.G., Pease, V., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Whitehouse, M.J. 2017. Zircon U-Pb ages, δ18O and whole-rock Nd isotopic compositions of the Dire Dawa Precambrian basement, eastern Ethiopia: implication for the assembly of Gondwana. Journal of the Geological Society, London 174, 142-156.
16. **Parks, S., Byrnes, J., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Lao-Davila, D.A., Atekwana, E.A., and Atya, M.A. 2017. Assessing groundwater accessibility in the Kharga Basin, Egypt: A remote sensing approach. Journal of African Earth Sciences 136, 272-281.

2016
17. *Katumwehe, A.B., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Atekwana, E.A., and Lao-Davila, D.A. 2016. Extent, kinematics and tectonic origin of the Precambrian Aswa Shear Zone in eastern Africa. Gondwana Research 34, 241-253.
18. ***Abdelsalam, M.G., **Katumwehe, A.B., Atekwana, E.A., **Le Pera, A.K., and **Achang, M. 2016. The Paleoproterozoic Singo granit in south-central Uganda revealed as a nested igneous ring complex using geophysical data. Journal of African Earth Sciences 116, 198-212.

2015
19. Lao-Davila, D.A., *Al-Salmi, H.S., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E.A. 2015. Hierarchical segmentation of the Malawi Rift: The influence of inherited lithospheric heterogeneity and kinematics in the evolution of continental rifts. Tectonics 34, 2399-2417.
20. *Katumwehe, A.B., ***Abdelsalam, M.G., and Atekwana, E.A. 2015. The role of pre-existing Precambrian structures in rift evolution: The Albertine and Rhino Grabens, Uganda. Tectonophysics. 646, 117-129.
21. **Leseane, K., Atekwana, E.A., Mickus, K.L., Abdelsalam, M.G., Shemang, E.M., and Atekwana, E.A. 2015. Thermal perturbations beneath the incipient Okavango Rift Zone, northern Botswana. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011029.

2014
22. **Reed, C.A., Almadani, S., Gao, S.S., **Elshiekh, A., **Cherie, S., Abdelsalam, M.G., Thurmond, A.K., and Liu, K.H. 2014. Receiver function constraints on crustal seismic velocities and partial melting beneath the Red Sea rift and adjacent regions, Afar Depression. Journal of Geophysical Research. 10.1002/2013JB010719.
2013
23. 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.
24. Liegeois, J-P, Abdelsalam, M.G., Ennih, N., and Ouabadi, A. 2013. Metacraton: Nature, genesis and behavior. Gondwana Research. 23, 220-237.

2012
25. 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.
26. *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.
27. *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.
28. *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.

2011
29. **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.
30. *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.
31. ***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.
32. 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.

2010
33. ***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.

2009
34. *Gani, N.D.S., Abdelsalam, M.G., Gera, S., and Gani, M.R. 2009. Stratigraphic and structural evolution of the Blue Nile Basin, Northwestern Ethiopian Plateau, Geological Journal. 44, 30-56.

2008
35. ***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.
36. **Kinabo, B., Hogan, J.P., Atekwana, E.A., 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
37. ***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.

2007
38. *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.

2006
39. 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.
40. *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.
41. *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.
42. *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.
43. *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.
44. *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.

2005
45. 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.
46. *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.

2004
47. *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.

2003
48. 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.
49. ***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.
50. ***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.

2002
51. ***Abdelsalam, M.G., Liegeois J-P, and Stern, R.J., 2002. The Saharan Metacraton, Journal of African Earth Sciences. 34, 119-136.
52. 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.

2001
53. 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.

2000
54. ***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.
55. ***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.
56. **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.

1999
57. **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.

1998
58. 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.
59. ***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.

1997
60. 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.

1996
61. 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.
62. ***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.
63. ***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.

1995
64. ***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.

1994
65. ***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.
66. 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.

1993
67. ***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.
68. ***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.

1991
69. ***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

70. Abdeen, M.M., Tewksbury, B., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Tarabees, E. 2017. Introduction to the special issue on the Phanerozoic geology of Egypt in honor of Professor Mohamed El-Bahay Issawi. Journal of African Earth Sciences 136, 1-4.
71. **Leseane, K., Atekwana, E.A., 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.
72. 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.
73. *Katumwehe, A.B., Atekwana, E.A., 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.
74. **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.
75. 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.
76. 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.
77. 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.
78. Frei, M., Abdelsalam, M.G., and Baghdadi, N. 2006. Preface - Remote sensing applications to geological problems in Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 44, vii-x.
79. 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.
80. 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.
81. 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.
82. Abdelsalam, M.G., 2001. Remote sensing for Africa. Africa Geonews. Journal of African Earth Sciences, IV-V.
83. Berhe, S. M., and Abdelsalam, M.G. 1994. IGCP 348 – The Mozambique Orogenic Belt in east Africa – Field Conference. Episodes, 17, 130-131.
84. 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.
85. 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.
86. 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.
87. 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.
88. 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.
89. 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.