Synopsis of geo-environmental hazards in Hail region, Saudi Arabia using remote sensing

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Abstract

Hail desert in Saudi Arabia is subjected to a range of geo-environmental hazards due to its intrinsic physiographic and geologic nature. These hazards include: sand drift, flash floods, rock falls, problem soils, potential hazards from intra-plate lava flows of dormant volcanoes (harrat), and dust storms. Remote sensing and field investigation were used to identify and quantify the magnitude of these hazards. Hail is a growing urban and agricultural development region; however, some infrastructure have been constructed in vulnerable locations to geo-environmental hazards. Development plans should consider such hazards when executing sprawl and extension of public services.

Original languageEnglish
Article number233
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental Earth Sciences
Volume75
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Geohazards
  • GIS
  • Hail region
  • Monitoring and mitigation
  • Remote sensing
  • Saudi Arabia

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  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Pollution
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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Synopsis of geo-environmental hazards in Hail region, Saudi Arabia using remote sensing. / Hereher, Mohamed E.

In: Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 75, No. 3, 233, 01.02.2016, p. 1-13.

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