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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 7, July 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Grain Size Analysis And Depositional Environment For Beach Sediments Along Abu Dhabi Coast, United Arab Emirates

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AUTHOR(S)

Saeed Al Rashedi, Abdi Siad

 

KEYWORDS

Grain size distribution, Coast, ASTM sieves, Soil environment, Marine deposition,, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

ABSTRACT

The paper analysed the grain-size spectrum and textural parameters namely mean, sorting, skewness and kurtosis of Abu Dhabi coast in United Arab Emirates applying the ASTM sieves. For this purpose fifty seven samples were analysed. The results of the sieving analysis divulged that , samples of the study area range between -2.63 (pebble size) to 2-39 (Fine sands). The statistical analysis reveals that the sand is characteristically fine grained, moderately well sorted to extremely poorly sorted. The sand distribution is strongly coarse and leptokurtic in nature. Abundance of the medium sand to fine sand shows the prevalence of comparatively moderate- to low-energy condition in the study area. Linear discriminate function of the samples indicates an Aeolian, shallow marine deposition environment and less influence of fluvial (7 %) process.

 

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