This book serves as an atlas of deposited dust and dust storms in Kuwait in relation to local and global regions. It features a wealth of maps and images of dust storm trajectories in the region, together with detailed descriptions of the chemical and physical properties of fallen dust, including the amount, particle size, statistical parameters, spectra absorption, dust mineralogy, trace and major elements, organic matter, associated pollen, and radionuclides and connected pollutants. Given its scope, Atlas of Fallen Dust in Kuwait is a valuable resource for a broad range of researchers, including geologists, chemists, environmentalists, botanists, air quality specialists, nanotechnology scientists, and solar energy experts.
- Dust storm satellite images
- Deposited dust
- Dust particles size and statistical parameters
- Mineralogy (XRD)
- Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)
- Deposited rates of radionuclides
- Pollen in dust
- Other properties
- Spectro absorption
Prof. Ali Al-Dousari is a professor in the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Center, Kuwait where he conducts scientific projects and does research tackling land degradation and rehabilitation, flood management, aeolian and fluvial landforms and dust fallout, mobile sand control measures, water harvesting techniques soil sealing and compaction. He has received many awards and recognitions for his research activities. He won encouraging prizes and awards (The Wildlife Award from the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council; the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Best Arab researchers, the State Incentive Award, the Best Arab Book Award in the field of environment) and acts as Kuwait representation active member within Committee of Science and Technology (CST) in United Nation Committee for Compacting Desertification-UNCCD (2016-2019) and member in many local, regional and global scientific committees. Al-Dousari now is acting as referee and editor in many scientific journals. Al-Dousari receives his PhD in geology from the Royal Holloway University of London and his Master degree from Kuwait University.