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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Kuwait as an alluvial fan of a paleo-river

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EL-BAZ F. ; AL-SARAWI M. ;

Abstract

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

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband / ISSN 0044-2798

Editor : Borntraeger, Berlin ; Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1960)

Millesime : 1996, no 103 [pp. 4-59]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829 B

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