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dc.contributor.authorRotz, Rachel Rose
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-31T04:31:12Z
dc.date.available2017-03-31T04:31:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.identifier.otherrotz_rachel_r_201608_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rotz_rachel_r_201608_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/36884
dc.description.abstractRenewable freshwater resources in Kuwait exist as inland lenses and serve as an emergency resource in the northern Raudhatain and Umm Al-Aish basins. Recent studies suggest the inland lenses across the Arabian Peninsula are more numerous than believed. Specific geologic and hydrologic conditions are requisite for the formation and sustainability of these resources. Investigations into lens geometry as a function of recharge are needed to assess the amount of available freshwater. This study uses a physical model to examine differences between inland and oceanic island lens geometry (i.e. thickness, length), as well as the effect of recharge rate on lens formation and degradation. Results demonstrate inland lenses are thinner and longer than oceanic island lenses, are correlated to recharge rate, extend laterally, and degrade through time. The proper management and estimation of known reserves and development of new resources depend on understanding inland freshwater lens dynamics.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectInland freshwater lenses, Kuwait, physical modeling, desert hydrology
dc.titleInvestigating the effect of recharge on inland freshwater lens formation and degradation in Northern Kuwait
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeology
dc.description.majorGeology
dc.description.advisorAdam Milewski
dc.description.committeeAdam Milewski
dc.description.committeePaul A. Schroeder
dc.description.committeeTodd C. Rasmussen


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