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Geoheritage of Volcanic Harrats in Saudi Arabia

  • Mohammed Rashad Moufti
  • Károly Németh

Part of the Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism book series (GGAG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mohammed Rashad Moufti, Károly Németh
    Pages 1-22
  3. Mohammed Rashad Moufti, Károly Németh
    Pages 23-32
  4. Mohammed Rashad Moufti, Károly Németh
    Pages 121-180
  5. Mohammed Rashad Moufti, Károly Németh
    Pages 181-194

About this book

Introduction

This book records the geoheritage values of globally significant, yet little-known, volcanic geosites in Saudi Arabia. It is the first of its kind to focus on the Middle East, clearly showing the hidden geoheritage value of the volcanic Arabian Peninsula’s harrats and demonstrating why the Saudi Arabian volcanic fields are unique. Along with the systematic geosite description, the book introduces scientifically founded geoeducational programs that can be used to develop our understanding of volcanic geoheritage values of volcanic fields. It offers a detailed and comprehensive research-based description of four of the most accessible volcanic harratts in Saudi Arabia and an additional summary of other more remote fields. Additionally, it discusses geoeducational programs that could be used to link these volcanic areas and use them in volcanic hazard education.

Keywords

Geoheritage Harrats Monogenetic Volcanism Volcanic Fields Saudi Arabia Geosite

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Rashad Moufti
    • 1
  • Károly Németh
    • 2
  1. 1.JeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Palmerston NorthNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33015-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33013-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33015-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-765X
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7668
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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