The Gulf War inflicted dramatic environmental damage upon the fragile desert and shore environments of Kuwait and north eastern Saudi Arabia. Marine environments experienced oil spills; inland, oil lakes and burning oil wells caused widespread pollution. This book, first published in 1994, presents an in-depth analysis of these environmental disasters, their long-term consequences, and potential ways to repair the damage.
Table of Contents
1. Detection by Satellite Images of Environmental Change Due to the Gulf War Farouk El-Baz, A. Abuelgasim, M. Koch, M. Pax-Lenney, E. Lambin, A. Al-Dousari, P. Marr, S. yherd, and R. Morency 2. The Gulf Marine Environment: Variations, Peculiarities, and Survival Jassim M. Al-Hassan 3. Wind Regime of the Arabian Gulf Ali Hamid Ali 4. Modelling of Air Currents in the Gulf Region Thomas J. Sullivan, James S. Ellis, Connee S. Foster, Kevin T. Foster, Ronald L. Baskett, John S. Nasstrom, and Walter W. Schalk 5. Simulation of Short-Term Atmospheric Dispersion of SO₂ Resulting from the Kuwait Oil Fires Dhari Al-Ajmi 6. Environmental Dimensions of the Gulf War: Potential Health Impacts Fatima Abdali and Sami Al-Yakoob 7. The Impact of the Gulf War on the Desert Ecosystem Fozia Alsdirawi 8. Gulf War Disruption of the Desert Surface in Kuwait Farouk El-Baz 9. Wind Erosion and its Control Monique Mainguet