how did the strait of gibraltar and the sinai mountain range come into being?
for a long time the mediterranean poured into the red sea and dug into the sides of the sinai mountain range. for the mediterranean’s rising waters, caused by so many rivers flowing into it, had also to be drained away. the rising and surging waters of the mediterranean on its western side - where today the strait of gibraltar is found - then divided the mountain massif in two, and flowed from there into the atlantic ocean. since then the waters of the mediterranean flow towards the west. and out of the red sea now towers once again the highest points: today’s sinai mountains in their breathtaking shape.
- is the earth a living body?
- why is there ebb and flow in the atlantic and the mediterranean?
- how did the different forms of rock develop?
- why can't the moon be responsible for ebb and flow?
- does ebb and flow occur when two rivers meet?
- did the rivers carve up the mountains?
- why is it that an object that would sink in calm water does not sink in moving water?
- how can one discover the origin of ebb and flow?
- can one influence the confluence of two rivers?
- which waves are particulary strong when a river swells up?
- how does water flow around two obstacles standing one after another?
- what forms of stone are created by rivers and seas?
- does a stone sink vertically to the bottom when its dropped into moving water?
- how can one make the movements of water visible?
- how does water flow around two obstacles standing near each other?
- how does water flow around three obstacles in a triangular formation?