Typology of oases in northern Oman based on Landsat and SRTM imagery and geological survey data


In the desert country of Oman, available water resources are scarce and scattered. In most locations where water can be accessed, this resource is harnessed by oases planted to date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) and other crops. So far, little is known about the site-specific conditions determining the existence, size and type of these oases. Remote sensing and image processing techniques were used to locate oases, to characterize the sites according to their topographic, hydrologic and geologic characteristics and to develop a typology of oases in northern Oman.

Remote Sensing of Environment, (112), 3, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2007.08.007