Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed

Ireland

  • Boris Dorschel
  • Andrew J. Wheeler
  • Xavier Monteys
  • Koen Verbruggen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background & Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 3-16
  3. BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 3-16
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 17-20
  4. Background & Overview

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 17-20
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 21-24
  5. BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 21-24
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 25-28
  6. Background & Overview

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 25-28
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 29-30
  7. BACKGROUND & OVERVIEW

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 29-30
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 31-33
  8. Background & Overview

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 31-33
  9. Thematic Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 37-63
  10. THEMATIC ATLAS

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 37-63
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 65-75
  11. Thematic Atlas

    1. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 65-75
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 77-95

About this book

Introduction

Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath the waves. It is organised both thematically and by region, with the sea floor and its biological hotspots – areas of high biodiversity such as seamounts – shown at a resolution not possible before. The atlas presents everything from submarine canyons to coral carbonate mounds, using digital terrain models generated from multibeam data and photographs taken from unmanned deep-water vehicles (ROVs).

The full-colour imagery includes digital three-dimensional seabed maps as well as the photographs, with concise text descriptions and topic boxes used to highlight and explain the geological, biological and hydrographical features, in addition to their importance and context in the deep-sea realm. Alongside the wealth of background information and topic boxes on special highlights, extensive on-line resources link the reader to full data sets and GIS locations, while suggestions for further reading point to ongoing research highlights. This is a fascinating resource that will be of use to anyone involved in off-shore and underwater activities, whether scientific or commercial.

Keywords

Continental margin Deep-sea biology Seabed atlas Seabed mapping Underwater photography

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris Dorschel
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Wheeler
    • 2
  • Xavier Monteys
    • 3
  • Koen Verbruggen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geology and Environmental,University College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of Geology and Environmental,University College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Beggars BushGeological Survey IrelandDublinIreland
  4. 4.Beggars BushGeological Survey IrelandDublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9376-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9375-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9376-9