By Christopher G. St. C. Kendall, Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan
Chapter 1 advent to Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their historical analogues (pages 1–9): Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan and Christopher G. St. C. Kendall
Chapter 2 An old overview of the Quaternary sedimentology of the Gulf (Arabian/Persian Gulf) and its geological impression (pages 11–44): Graham Evans
Chapter three Holocene geomorphology and up to date carbonate?evaporite sedimentation of the coastal zone of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pages 45–88): Christopher G. St. C. Kendall and Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan.
Chapter four The impression of sea?level switch on ramp margin deposition: classes from the Holocene sabkhas of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pages 89–111): Robert ok. Park
Chapter five Holocene evolution of Arabian coastal sabkhas: a re?evaluation in accordance with stable?isotope research, 40 years after Shearman's first view of the sabkha (pages 113–131): Ananda Gunatilaka
Chapter 6 interaction among Holocene sedimentation and diagenesis, and implications for hydrocarbon exploitation: go back to the sabkha of Ras Umm acknowledged, Qatar (pages 133–148): Eugene A. Shinn
Chapter 7 Facies stacking styles in a contemporary arid atmosphere: a case examine of the Abu Dhabi sabkha within the area of Al?Qanatir Island, United Arab Emirates (pages 149–182): Christian J. Strohmenger, Hesham Shebl, Abdulla Al?Mansoori, Khalil Al?Mehsin, Omar Al?Jeelani, Ismail Al?Hosani, Ali Al?Shamry and Salem Al?Baker
Chapter eight Coastal and continental sabkhas of Barr Al Hikman, Sultanate of Oman (pages 183–204): Monique Mettraux, Peter W. Homewood, Andy Y. Kwarteng and Joerg Mattner
Chapter nine Coastal Holocene carbonates of Abu Dhabi, UAE: depositional environment, sediment distribution, and position of cyanobacteria in micritization (pages 205–219): Christopher G. St. C. Kendall and Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan
Chapter 10 Engineering houses of the carbonate sediments alongside the Abu Dhabi coast, United Arab Emirates (pages 221–242): Roger J. Epps
Chapter eleven An historic odyssey: the foundation of solutes within the coastal sabkha of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pages 243–254): Warren W. Wood
Chapter 12 Geochemistry and nature of natural subject of the Pleistocene—Holocene carbonate?evaporite sediments of Al?Khiran, Southeastern Kuwait (pages 255–264): Suad Qabazard, Fowzia H. Abdullah and Ali Al?Temeemi
Chapter thirteen Halite, sulphates, sabkhat and salinas of the coastal areas and Sabkha Matti of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pages 265–276): Anthony Kirkham
Chapter 14 Distribution of natural subject within the transgressive and regressive Holocene sabkha sediments of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (pages 277–298): Fabien Kenig
Chapter 15 The position of bacterial sulphate relief in carbonate substitute of vanished evaporites: examples from the Holocene, Jurassic and Neoarchaean (pages 299–313): David T. Wright and Anthony Kirkham
Chapter sixteen Evaporitic resource rocks: mesohaline responses to cycles of “famine or banquet” in layered brines (pages 315–392): John okay. Warren
Chapter 17 Coupled passive extension and compression on salt?based passive margins analyzed by means of actual types (pages 393–403): Elisabetta Costa, C. Cavozzi and N. Doglioni
Chapter 18 Salt tectonics and structural types of the western excessive Atlas and the intersecting Essaouira?Cap Tafelney segments of the Moroccan Atlantic margin (pages 405–419): Mohamad Hafid, A.W. Bally, A. Ait Salem and E. Toto
Chapter 19 Carbonates and evaporites of the higher Jurassic Arab Formation, Abu Dhabi: a petrol exploration problem (pages 421–429): Ahmad S. Al Suwaidi, Mohamed El Hami, Hiroshi Hagiwara, Sabah ok. Aziz and A.R. Al Habshi
Chapter 20 Selenite facies in marine evaporites: a assessment (pages 431–463): Federico Orti
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Extra resources for Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman
W. A. Shinn (reported in Loreau & Purser, 1973, p. 289) observed subaqueous gypsum in the Khor Odaid on the eastern coast of Qatar. C. Kendall, pers. comm. 2006). In contrast, primary subaqueous precipitation of gypsum has not been observed anywhere in Abu Dhabi, except in large brine-ﬁlled artiﬁcial shot holes left by seismic crews when it forms encrustations of beautiful selenite twins on the surrounding walls. Elsewhere, Gunatilaka & Shearman (1988) described gypsum laminites (balatino type) and gypsum-carbonate/organic couplets from shallow ephemeral pools on the sabkha of Kuwait.
2002, 2003) 200 kg 1m 45 m3 3700 kg Figures are fluxes (flow on and through a control volume of sabkha sediment: 1 m x 10 m x 10 km) a normal high-water level advancing seawater b storm high-water level seaward movement of continental water evaporation lateral percolation water flux evaporative pumping flood recharge during storms solute flux progradational sabkha wedge Fig. 6. Suggested patterns of water movement in the sabkha plain of the UAE as proposed by various workers. (A) Original views of Wells (1962) and Curtis et al.
Diagenetic changes between the relatively unstable ferromagnesian-mineral-rich rocks derived from the Oman Mountains and the groundwater have produced a dolomitic alteration product, named “barzamanite” by Maizels (1988). , 1982; Baltzer & Purser, 1990) indicating that, in the past, considerable ﬂuvial sediment reached the Gulf from the Arabian Peninsula. 33 Inland sabkhas, such as the Umm al Samim, occur 200 km away from the Hajar Mountains at the foot of the alluvial fans or in inter-dune areas elsewhere, although these have received relatively sparse attention.