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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

Mapping the geochemistry of the northern Rub' Al Khali using multispectral remote sensing techniques

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WHITE K. ; GOUDIE A. ; PARKER A. ; AL-FARRAJ A. ;

Abstract

Spatial variations in sand sea geochemistry relate to mixing of different sediment sources and to variations in weathering. Maps of geochemical composition produced from remotely sensed data can be calibrated against limited field data and the results extrapolated over large, inaccessible areas. This technique is applied to part of the Rub' Al Khali in the northern United Arab Emirates. Trend surface analysis of the results suggests that the sand sea at this location can be modelled as an east-west mixing zone of 2 spectral components : terrestrial reddened quartz sands and marine carbonate sands

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 26, no7 [pp. 735-748]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières - Orléans

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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