Quaternary Period in Saudi Arabia

1: Sedimentological, Hydrogeological, Hydrochemical, Geomorphological, and Climatological Investigations in Central and Eastern Saudi Arabia

  • Saad S. Al-Sayari
  • Josef Georg Zötl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Saad S. Al-Sayari, Josef Georg Zötl
      Pages 1-3
  3. Acknowledgements

    1. Saad S. Al-Sayari, Josef Georg Zötl
      Pages 3-3
  4. General Information on the Arabian Peninsula

    1. R. W. Chapman
      Pages 4-19
    2. R. W. Chapman
      Pages 19-30
    3. E. Schyfsma
      Pages 31-44
  5. Regions of Investigation

    1. D. H. Johnson, H. Felber, H. Hötzl, V. Maurin, H. Moser, W. Rauert et al.
      Pages 45-163
    2. E. Schyfsma, H. Felber, H. Hötzl, H. Moser, W. Rauert, J. G. Zötl
      Pages 163-172
    3. H. Hötzl, H. Felber, J. G. Zötl, C. Job, H. Moser, W. Rauert et al.
      Pages 173-194
    4. E. Schyfsma, H. Hötzl, H. Felber, V. Maurin, J. G. Zötl, C. Job et al.
      Pages 194-226
    5. H. Hötzl, H. J. Lippolt, V. Maurin, H. Moser, W. Rauert, J. G. Zötl et al.
      Pages 226-252
    6. H. A. McClure
      Pages 252-263
  6. Summary and General Conclusions

    1. H. Hötzl, F. Krämer, V. Maurin
      Pages 264-301
    2. H. Hötzl, J. G. Zötl
      Pages 301-311
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 312-335

About this book


The publication of this first volume on the Quaternary Period in Saudi Arabia marks a significant milestone in the study of this Kingdom's basic geology. It also represents a major achievement in international cooperation in scholarship. The study of the Quaternary Period of Saudi Arabia was first proposed by Austrian scientists and by the officers of the Austrian Academy of Sciences early in 1972. A meeting was arranged between representatives of that Academy and of the University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Vienna, during May and June of that year, and tentative agreement was reached on the details of this cooperative venture. An exchange of letters, 15th June 1972 from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and 21th June 1972 from the Uni­ versity of Petroleum and Minerals, formally recorded the basis of the agree­ ment and arranged for the first visit to Saudi Arabia of the initial research team and accompanying officials from Austria. This team was headed by Professor Dr. JOSEF ZOTL, of the Department for Hydrogeology, Technical University of Graz, the initial project director. Many scientists, administrators, and officials have contributed to the success of this fundamental research project. Their number is too extensive to mention in this Foreword, but the principal contributors have been listed in the body of this text in conjunction with the specific areas of investigation in which they participated. The enormous contribution of Professor Dr. ZOTL, however, merits exceptional commendation.



Editors and affiliations

  • Saad S. Al-Sayari
    • 1
  • Josef Georg Zötl
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of HydrogeologyTechnical UniversityGrazAustria
  3. 3.Quaternary CommissionAustrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria

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