Lineament Analysis Of Qatar Peninsula Based On Landsat Imagery
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Photo-interpretation of Landsat MSS images of Qatar Peninsula reveals several surface lineaments of different types, extentions and trends. Some of these photo-lineaments are of structural nature while others represent various geomorphological features that are developed in linear trends on the land surface. They include the extension and configuration of the coastline, sand dune belts, drainage lines, depressions, escarpments, and others. In this paper, the delineated lineaments are investigated and analysed both qualitatively and qauntitatively. Emphasis is given to the structural lineaments which presumably represent the traces of major faults or fractures that regionally extend as relatively straight lines. The major structural lineaments are extending in two major trends of NE-SW and NNW-SSE directions, which represent the regional tension fracture systems formed during the uplift of Qatar arch.