Physical and chemical environment of Khawr Mugsayl, a coastal lagoon in southern Oman

Reginald Victor, Jayanthi R. Victor, Nicholas V. Clarke

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Abstract

Khawrs of the arid Arabian Gulf are coastal lagoons, typically separated from the sea by a sand bar. This study describes and discusses the physical and chemical environment of a khawr in southern Oman. The physical and chemical conditions of the limnetic zone have been monitored for a period of 12-16 months and these conditions were also determined at five littoral sites for two pre-flood and one post-flood month. Depth profiles of selected parameters such as temperature, pH, salinity and dissolved oxygen were recorded on 2 sampling days during the dry months. The environmental conditions studied have been discussed in relation to the drainage characteristics, local rainfall and the flood event, a major controlling factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Arid Environments
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Oman
coastal lagoon
Persian Gulf
euphotic zone
dissolved oxygen
drainage
environmental conditions
sand
salinity
rain
rainfall
environmental factors
sampling
chemical
temperature

Keywords

  • Arabia
  • arid zone
  • coastal lagoons
  • environment
  • limnetic
  • littoral
  • Oman
  • seasonality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Ecology

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Physical and chemical environment of Khawr Mugsayl, a coastal lagoon in southern Oman. / Victor, Reginald; Victor, Jayanthi R.; Clarke, Nicholas V.

In: Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 36, No. 1, 05.1997, p. 1-14.

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Victor, Reginald ; Victor, Jayanthi R. ; Clarke, Nicholas V. / Physical and chemical environment of Khawr Mugsayl, a coastal lagoon in southern Oman. In: Journal of Arid Environments. 1997 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 1-14.
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