The first field trip during the meeting was held at a beautiful, large fan at the edge of Ras Al Khaima. We drove to the head of the fan and observed the large canyon that feeds the active channel incising the fan. We talked a lot about the maturing of blocks littering the fan surface and observed the layering of cobbles in the channel walls. We then drove north into a canyon cutting through the Musandam mountains north of Ras Al Khaima. Some beautiful structures associated with the closing of the Tethys Sea could be seen in the canyon wall limestones.
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Landsat changes to RAK fan 1975-2010 (changematters.org):
Landsat changes to RAK fan 1975-2010, zoom out:
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