Remote sensing of the modern carbonate system of the Bar Al Hikman Peninsula, Oman

Andy Kwarteng, Peter Homewood, Monique Mettraux

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Abstract

The Bar Al Hikman peninsula located on the eastern coast of Oman has developed over the Pleistocene and Holocene as an in situ shallow water carbonate/evaporite system with subordinate amounts of clastic sand and gravel. In this study different resolutions of satellite imagery ranging from low, medium to high and acquired between 1972 and 2004, were used to map geology, geomorphology and changes in the Bar Al Hikman peninsula. The enhanced Landsat TM and ASTER images compared favorably to published geologic maps of the area with some similarities and some obvious differences that are being verified by field visits and laboratory analysis. The high-resolution QuickBird imagery mapped geomorphic features as spit, intertidal lagoon, raised bars and coral reefs with the finest details that have been produced for the study area for the first time. The change detection images mapped changes in coastal sands, lagoons, sabkha, as well as soil moisture content from the movement of the groundwater table.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Anniversary IGARSS 2005: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Pages1428-1431
Number of pages4
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 25 2005Jul 29 2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2005
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/25/057/29/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Kwarteng, A., Homewood, P., & Mettraux, M. (2005). Remote sensing of the modern carbonate system of the Bar Al Hikman Peninsula, Oman. In 25th Anniversary IGARSS 2005: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (Vol. 2, pp. 1428-1431). [1525392] https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2005.1525392