Karst Forms in Iraq
2015 (English)In: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 5, no 4, 1-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Iraq is one of the countries where karst forms are densely formed in different forms, sizes and shapes. Each physiographic province has its own form(s), except the Mesopotamia Plain, which is covered by Quaternary sediments; mainly of river flood plain sediments and their enclosures. Moreover, the extreme northeastern parts, which are covered by igneous and metamorphic rocks, are also free from karst forms.Karst forms developed in limestone beds are quite different from those developed in gypsum beds, the formers are more extensive, larger in size and depth and diverse in types than the latter. The main types are sinkholes and collapses, less abundant are caves. Each of these forms has a name indicating a geographical location or explaining the form. Among them are: Nuqrat Al-Salman; in the Southern Desert, Um Chaimin; in the Western Desert, and Shanidar in the northern part of Iraq.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 5, no 4, 1-26 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9764Local ID: 8707c88e-b828-4f0c-859e-96a2a3fc0e92OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-9764DiVA: diva2:982702
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150812 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved