Atlas of Bedforms in the Western Mediterranean

  • Jorge Guillén
  • Juan Acosta
  • Francesco Latino Chiocci
  • Albert Palanques

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Bedform Analysis and Main Physical Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thaiënne A. G. P. Van Dijk, Roderik C. Lindenbergh
      Pages 7-13
    3. Daniel Calvete
      Pages 19-24
    4. Hans van Haren
      Pages 25-28
    5. Matthieu J. B. Cartigny, George Postma
      Pages 29-33
    6. E. García-Ladona
      Pages 41-47
  3. Bedforms in the Coastal Zone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Giovanni Coco
      Pages 51-53
    3. Giovanni Coco
      Pages 55-57
    4. Albert Falqués, Francesca Ribas
      Pages 59-63
    5. Albert Falqués, Francesca Ribas
      Pages 65-72
    6. Francesca Ribas, Albert Falqués, Roland Garnier
      Pages 73-79
    7. Francesca Ribas, Albert Falqués, Roland Garnier
      Pages 81-88
    8. Q. Guerrero, J. Guillén, R. Durán, R. Urgeles
      Pages 89-93
  4. Bedforms in Prodeltas and Sorted Bedforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99

About this book


This atlas illustrates the characteristics of present-day bedforms, from the shoreline to deep-sea environments, and it also includes short reviews of the main mechanisms that generate such bedforms. The atlas is aimed at the research community, in addition to students, the public at large and companies with interests in the marine environment. The book is divided into seven sections composed of a number of short chapters: 1) bedform analysis and the main physical processes, 2) bedforms in the coastal zone, 3) bedforms on prodeltas and sorted bedforms, 4) bedforms on the continental shelf, 5) bedforms and benthos, 6) bedforms in submarine canyons and 7) slope and deep-sea bedforms. This atlas offers a comprehensive, though not exhaustive, view of the diversity of bedforms and associated processes and of the morphological and temporal scales in the enclosed tideless western Mediterranean Sea.


Geomorphology Seafloor Mapping Sedimentary Dynamics Western Mediterranean Bedforms morphology Formation of bedforms Inventory of bedforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Guillén
    • 1
  • Juan Acosta
    • 2
  • Francesco Latino Chiocci
    • 3
  • Albert Palanques
    • 4
  1. 1.Marine GeologyInstitut de Ciences del Mar (ICM-CSIC) Marine GeologyBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Corazón de MaríaInstituto Español de OceanografiaMadridSpain
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità "La Sapienza" Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraRomeItaly
  4. 4.Geology-PhysicsInstituto de Ciencias del Mar (CSIC) Geology-PhysicsBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33938-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33940-5
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