Grant-in-Aid for International Scientific Research.
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Chiba University|
SHINDO Shizuo Center for Environmenntal Remote Sensing, 環境リモートセンシング研究センター, 教授 (70058014)
RIZK Z.S Faculty of Science, U.A.E University, 理学部, 助教授
AISHARHAN A.S Faculty of Science, U.A.E University, 理学部, 教授
TO Jogen Center for Environmenntal Remote Sensing,, 環境リモートセンシング研究センター, 助教授 (80251198)
SAKURA Yasuo Faculty of Science, Chiba University, 理学部, 教授 (70153947)
RIZK Z.S. UAE大学, 理学部, 助教授
A.S Alsharha UAE大学, 理学部, 教授
|Project Period (FY)
Completed(Fiscal Year 1996)
|Keywords||United Arab Emirates / Arid area / Groundwater recharge mechanism / Huge rainfall / Change in groundwater quality / Sediments of wadi / Soil moistver caracteristics of sand dune|
Clarification of groundwater recharge mechanism in arid area, where annual precipitation is much less than potential evaporation, is very important both for hydrological science and regional groundwater development.
In order to clarify above mentioned object, the investigation was taken from February to March in last year. More than 200 groundwater samples have been taken around the whole U.A.E.
Althogh It was found that water quality evolution processes respond to regional groundwater movement very well but understanding of groundwater recharge mechanism quantitatively was left pending as the future study.
After mentioned research period, from March 10, to March 15, an unusual rainfall occered in whole U.A.E and it was expected that the chemical composition of groundwater was changed in such a case by the large volume of groundwater recharge.
Groundwater sampling from the same wells of last year's survey was carried out from March I,to March 30,1997.
Although all data and samples are not yet analyzed, the expected results are achieved.