Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

2010 Edition
| Editors: Eric C. F. Bird


  • Eric Bird
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8639-7_192


The Qatar Peninsula interrupts the east coast of Saudi Arabia in the southern part of the Persian Gulf ( Fig. 16.5.1). It has a coastline of about 550 km, and was formerly an island, connected to the mainland by the Holocene emergence of a low-lying saline isthmus.


Coral Reef Sand Ridge Salt Dome Beach Ridge Marine Transgression 
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  • Eric Bird
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  1. 1.GeostudiesMelbourneAustralia