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Hydrogeology of an Arid Region: The Arabian Gulf and Adjoining Areas

Edited By: AS Alsharhan

353 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #126712 | ISBN: 0444502254
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This work provides comprehensive information about the water resources of the Arabian Gulf region, an area that is symbolic as an arid to extremely arid belt. It provides in-depth analyses of both natural and human-related constraints on water resources, and presents an alternative vision of efficient management of available water resources. It contains an overview of the physical geography and climatic constraints on water resources, systematic inventory of available traditional and non-traditional water resources, water-related problems, water conservation and legislations, comprehensive water laws applicable to the region, and modern techniques of water resources investigation.


An Introduction to Water Resources in the Arabian Peninsula: Water losses; Dams for water conservation and protection; Water resources; Water consumption; Scope of the volume. Physical Geography of the Arabian Peninsula: Geomorphology; Vegetation and water; Climate; Temperature; Precipitation; Wind directions; Relative humidity; Evaporation. Geology of the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf: The succession of Tectonic events; Arches/Paleohighs and basins/depressions; The stratigraphic and sedimentological framework. Aquifer and Aquiclude Systems: Precambrian-Paleozoic aquifers and aquicludes; Mesozoic aquifers and aquicludes; Cenozoic aquifers and aquicludes. Hydrogeochemistry: Hydrogeochemistry of rain water; Hydrogeochemistry of spring water; Hydrogeochemistry of falaj water; Hydrogeochemistry of groundwater; Water salinity variation; Results of hydrogeochemical analysis. (Part contents).

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