Original paper

Environmental histories of some Arabian Sands (Oman, United Arab Emirates) deduced from extended sedimentary analysis

Besler, Helga; Ritter, Mathias


Dune sands from five separate localities in the United Arab Emirates and in Oman were subjected to an extended sedimentary analysis. The results - i.e. information on the environmental histories of the sands - are discussed in comparison to various more regional studies which focus mainly on sand sources and OSL dating. The comparative discussion - including a re-interpretation of some dating results - leads to a better understanding of the regional end-Pleistocene wind regimes and improves the knowledge on sand sources and Holocene processes.