Towards a Better Understanding of the Paleo-hydrologic Setting of the Empty Quarter

PI: Mohamed Sultan
Co-PI: Mohamed Ahmed

Funding Agency: Saudi Geological Survey
Project Duration: 1 year

We are proposing to investigate the paleo-hydrologic setting of the previous wet climatic periods across the Empty Quarter. This will be enabled through the integration of observations collected in the field and others extracted from remotely acquired data including: (1) distribution of paleolakes from Landsat images, (2) distribution of paleo-stream networks from radar images, and (3) examining the morphological characteristics indicative of areas of groundwater discharge (sapping features).