By H. Stewart Edgell
H. Stewart Edgell is a graduate of the college of Sydney together with his doctorate in geology from Stanford college. He has spent so much of his operating lifestyles within the center East, specially in Arabia, the place he has been energetic in oil exploration, and basically in college educating and examine as a Professor of Geology on the Amercian collage of Beirut, the UNESCO/Saudi middle for utilized Geology, Jeddah, and King Fahd collage of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Arabian Deserts presents a finished assurance of the entire deserts of Arabia principally in accordance with the author’s event in Arabia over the past fifty years. particular landforms of Arabia deserts are defined, including their geological surroundings and the impression of climates either earlier and current. The six nice sand seas of Arabia are emphasised seeing that Ar Rub’ al Khali wilderness varieties the world’s biggest non-stop sand wilderness. assets, sedimentology, and the mechanisms of formation of those nice sand deserts are tested. specific sand dunes and interdunes forms present in Arabia are defined, categorised and defined. Fluvial tactics are mentioned, in addition to the various oases, and lake deposits shaped in milder, extra humid periods. large components of black, basaltic, volcanic desolate tract are defined masking thrice the world of Belgium. Ecology of Arabia and human effect on desertification are defined. Climatic alterations within the evolution of Arabian deserts throughout the Quaternary and their explanations are defined and a chronology of climatic occasions in the course of their formation is established.
This publication may be of curiosity to geoscientists, specially Quaternary geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, sedimentologists attracted to aeolian and fluvial procedures, climatologists, coastal reviews teams, desertification curiosity teams, and ecologists with curiosity in arid lands.
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Width of image is 6 km. (From image ISS001-344-33. Image courtesy of Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center). South–eastern Qatar just north of Khawr al Udayd showing a dunefield of barchans along the south–eastern coast of Qatar. 5 km. pl). Linear seif dunes of the northern Sinai Desert. Most are relatively narrow and somewhat sinuous, and many tend to turn into barchans towards the east. Seen here in the Nizzana area SSW of Bir as Saba (Beersheba) southern Palestine. The lighter area to the west (left) is in Egypt.
Image width is 27 km. (U. S. 003:2009062585). Parabolic dunes of the nested type in the north–central Al Jafurah Desert. A dunefield of smaller parabolic dunes lies to the west and is partly shown here. Image width is 2 km. pl). Typical dikakah, or nabkha (nabkhah) in the Sabkhat Muh area, south of Palmyra, Syria. The Palmyrene Ranges are in the background. (Photo credit M. Fukuda). Simple linear sigmoidal dunes in ‘Uruq Bani Ghudayy area of the south–western Rub‘ al Khali east of Al ‘Arid. 45º E.
Edgell). 4. List of Illustrations Agha Jari Formation sandstone of Late Miocene to Early Pliocene age is widespread throughout southern Iran and a probable source of much quartz sand of the Rub‘ al Khali. This exposure is from near the town of Agha Jari and shows typical honeycomb weathering. (Photo H. S. Edgell). 5. The thick Pliocene Bakhtiari Conglomerate with a quartz sand matrix exposed in its type section near Godar Landar in south–western Iran. (Photo by H. S. Edgell). 6. Hofuf Formation (Middle Miocene) at Jabal Al Qarah near the town of Al Hufuf, where it shows strong vertical jointing.