5. Holocene evolution of Arabian coastal sabkhas: a re-evaluation based on stable-isotope analysis, forty years after Shearman's first view of the sabkha

  1. Christopher G. St.C. Kendall2,
  2. Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan3,
  3. Ian Jarvis4 and
  4. Tom Stevens5
  1. Ananda Gunatilaka

Published Online: 31 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch5

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman

How to Cite

Gunatilaka, A. (2010) Holocene evolution of Arabian coastal sabkhas: a re-evaluation based on stable-isotope analysis, forty years after Shearman's first view of the sabkha, in Quaternary carbonate and evaporite sedimentary facies and their ancient analogues: A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (eds C. G. St.C. Kendall, A. S. Alsharhan, I. Jarvis and T. Stevens), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444392326.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA

  2. 3

    Faculty of Science, UAE University, P.O. Box 17551, Al-Ain United Arab Emirates

  3. 4

    School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK

  4. 5

    Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK

Author Information

  1. Geological Consultant, 10 Thumbovila, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339109

Online ISBN: 9781444392326

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Keywords:

  • coastal sabkha;
  • Holocene evolution;
  • isotope analysis;
  • dolomite precipitation;
  • climatic cycle

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Historical Perspective

  • A Comparison of the Arabian Gulf Sabkhas

  • Climatic Framework of Sabkhas in the Arabian Gulf

  • The Hydrological Framework of the Sabkhas and Evaporite Mineral Diagenesis: Stable Isotope Analysis

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements