The Landscapes of Mt. Carmel: A Remarkable Record of Geological and Geomorphological History

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Mount Carmel is a notable landmark in the northern region of Israel. It is a precipitous mountain range composed of dolomite, limestone, and chalk, southeast of the Haifa Bay, rising steeply to over 500 m a.s.l. The mountain is rich in its geological and geomorphologic diversity determining a wide range of landforms, a mosaic of settlements, agricultural areas, prehistoric and archaeological sites. The chapter aims to present a macro-level portrait of the landforms of Mt. CarmelMt. Carmel, their spatial distribution, origin, evolution and ages, and therefore to emphasize the diversity and beauty of its geomorphologicalGeomorphology sceneries. The chapter summarizes the lithostratigraphic sequence, the main tectonic uplift phases and ultimately, the predominant landscapes and landforms of Mt. Carmel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Geomorphological Landscapes
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NameWorld Geomorphological Landscapes
VolumePart F2449
ISSN (Print)2213-2090
ISSN (Electronic)2213-2104

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024.


  • Abrasion surfaces
  • Calcrete
  • Geomorphology
  • Inland notches
  • Karst
  • Mt. Carmel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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