The hydrogeology of the northwestern bajada region of the Sultanate of Oman

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Title:
The hydrogeology of the northwestern bajada region of the Sultanate of Oman
Author:
Aubel, James William.
Issue Date:
1985
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The Northwestern Bajada of the Sultanate of Oman is an arid region which relies solely on ground water. Present abstraction, which accounts for about 70 percent of the fresh water entering the aquifer system, is almost entirely by aflaj (qanats) located near the mountain front. The results of 38 exploration boreholes drilled at 30 sites from 1982 to 1983 were analyzed along with field reconnaissance data. P110-Pleistocene sediments comprise the aquifer system which is highly heterogeneous with lithologies ranging from marine carbonates to well-sorted continental alluvium. Transmissivities range from 10 m²/d to over 2,000 m²/d. Ground-water quality is controlled by recharge, and conductivities range from less than 1,000 to over 100,000 micromhos. The predominant water type is sodium chloride, owing to the mainly marine deposition of the aquifer sediments. Fresh ground water occurs as shoe-string aquifers paralleling the active wadi channels which traverse the bajada. Intrusion of poor quality water will limit ground-water development.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Groundwater -- Oman.; Water resources development -- Oman.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe hydrogeology of the northwestern bajada region of the Sultanate of Omanen_US
dc.creatorAubel, James William.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAubel, James William.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Northwestern Bajada of the Sultanate of Oman is an arid region which relies solely on ground water. Present abstraction, which accounts for about 70 percent of the fresh water entering the aquifer system, is almost entirely by aflaj (qanats) located near the mountain front. The results of 38 exploration boreholes drilled at 30 sites from 1982 to 1983 were analyzed along with field reconnaissance data. P110-Pleistocene sediments comprise the aquifer system which is highly heterogeneous with lithologies ranging from marine carbonates to well-sorted continental alluvium. Transmissivities range from 10 m²/d to over 2,000 m²/d. Ground-water quality is controlled by recharge, and conductivities range from less than 1,000 to over 100,000 micromhos. The predominant water type is sodium chloride, owing to the mainly marine deposition of the aquifer sediments. Fresh ground water occurs as shoe-string aquifers paralleling the active wadi channels which traverse the bajada. Intrusion of poor quality water will limit ground-water development.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Oman.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development -- Oman.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213340522en_US
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