Late Holocene development of Bubiyan Island, Kuwait

@article{ReininkSmith2022LateHD,
  title={Late Holocene development of Bubiyan Island, Kuwait},
  author={Linda M. Reinink-Smith and Robert V. Carter},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  year={2022}
}
Bubiyan Island, presently a vast sabkha and salt flat in the westernmost part of the Shatt Al-Arab delta, originated ca. 4000 cal yr BP as prodelta deposits from a paleochannel of the Euphrates River that flowed into a shallow sea. Southeastern Bubiyan Island first surfaced when spits and barrier islands formed on a 1–2 m forebulge caused by heavy sediment load to the northwest; the spits and barriers delineated an incipient shoreline and sheltered a shallow lagoon. Progradation of… 

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