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Kuwait as an alluvial fan of a paleo-river

Tropical/subtropical geomorphology. Research studies from coastal areas to high mountains

Auteurs :
EL-BAZ, F.
AL-SARAWI, M.
PFEFFER, K.-H.

Description :
Satellite images, supported by field observations, have been used to explain the prevalence in western Kuwait of gravels composed mainly of igneous, metamorphic and volcanic rocks that do not occur in or around Kuwait, but are present in the Hijaz Mountains. Satellite data confirm that: a) the fan-shaped channels and ridges in western Kuwait are remnants of a fan-shaped deposit of an ancient river; and b) the river drained the Hijaz Mountains in Western Saudi Arabia. These conclusions have significant implications on the possible occurrence of additional groundwater resources and archaeological sites along the dry river channel.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband, issn : 0044-2798, 1996, n°. 103, p. 4-59, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 22 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Berlin ; Stuttgart, Borntraeger

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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