chapter  8
Gulf War Disruption of the Desert Surface in Kuwait
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Kuwait lies along the northwestern corner of the Arabian (Persian) Gulf, bordering Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north and west, and the Gulf to the east (Figure I). The surface topography of its 17,818 square kilometers is marked by flat to undulating gravel-covered plains that slope gently towards the Gulf from a maximum elevation of 284 meters above mean sea level in the west.