Oman Mountains

Oman Mountains

 

mountains in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, chiefly in Oman. They extend for more than 600 km along the coast of the Gulf of Oman. The highest peak is Jabal al-Sham (3,019 m) in the Jabal al-Akhdar. The mountains are composed chiefly of limestone, basalt, and serpentinite. At the foot of the mountains in the southwest and west and in the foothills are tropical deserts. The slopes are covered with savanna; in the southeast the higher slopes support tropical monsoon forests. Meadows are found in the upper mountain zone. Wheat, corn, bananas, and dates are raised in the oases.

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The working paper titles include ' water resources in Oman mountains and the possibility
The north-east is occupied by the Oman mountains, a complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks emplaced by south-westerly directed thrusting in late Cretaceous times.
Maastrichtian to Early Tertiary Stratigraphy and Palaeogeography of the Central and Northern Oman Mountains.
A hiker who died in the Oman mountains after breaking off from her climbing group had gone off to find water when their supplies ran dangerously low, her sister has said.
The company's second asset, Block 42, covers an area of 25,600 sq kms approximately and comprises mainly the northeast coastal range of the Oman Mountains and the basin immediately to their south (under Ramlat Sharqiya).
The emirate has three distinct land areas: Ajman metropolitan city overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Manama agricultural area located approximately 60km to the east and Masfut agricultural area lying in the Northern Oman Mountains, which is 110km to the southeast of Ajman city.
During her PhD she conducted field researchin the Oman Mountains.
The 330km Al Buraimi Sinaw stretch, which runs behind the North Oman mountains, is a recent addition to the national rail network.
The majority of convective clouds develop over the Oman mountains, southeast of Al Ain, and northward though they are relatively short-lived.
Al-Ain city is one of the largest and ancient oases of the Arabian Peninsula, due to the underground fresh water supply which derived from the Oman Mountains to the east.
Al-Wattayah actually is a part of the Saih Hatat geological unit which forms broadly a major domal structure, exposes Pre-Permian to Tertiary main tectono-stratigraphic sequence of the Oman Mountains, and reveals structural complex of overprinting in several phases of tectonism.
Some dunes in the Wahiba Sands stand 70 m tall, and others stretch as far as 100 km in a north-south direction--from the southern Omani coastline to the base of the Oman Mountains.

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