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Geographical Information System Based Analysis of Paleofluvial Systems in the Kuwait Region

Mohammad, Redha (2008) Geographical Information System Based Analysis of Paleofluvial Systems in the Kuwait Region. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In this thesis, hydrologic mapping and modeling of valley networks using Landsat 7 resolution images and SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) derived topographic data are used to quantitatively characterize surface fluvial systems. These stream network models are then used to analyze the role of water in the evolution of the Kuwait region. SRTM-derived Digital Elevation Models (DEM) were combined to build a regional DEM mosaic for the Kuwait region, which was the basis for this analysis. This dataset was analyzed using surface hydrological analysis tools within ArcGIS 9.1 to calculate and model drainage basin geometry and surface stream networks in order to determine basin and network parameters for this region. Stream Order was determined for our stream network model using the Strahler method of ordering. In the study region, a well developed stream network ranging from first to fifth Strahler orders was identified and modeled, defining regions for future investigation of paleochannels created during a paleo climatic wetter period. This model indicates spatial regions within which further research and field investigation are required to analyze the sedimentary deposits in these modeled streams to identify the mechanism and environment of formation.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mohammad, Redharem37@pitt.eduREM37
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHarbert, Williamharbert@pitt.eduHARBERT
Committee MemberAbbott, Markmabbott1@pitt.eduMABBOTT1
Committee MemberRosenmeier, Michaelmrosenme@pitt.eduMROSENME
Date: 28 September 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 17 April 2008
Approval Date: 28 September 2008
Submission Date: 6 August 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Geology and Planetary Science
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: kuwait; paleofluvial
Other ID:, etd-08062008-223351
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:57
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:48


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