Mud Volcanoes, Geodynamics and Seismicity

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Mud Volcanism, Geodynamics and Seismicity Baku, Azerbaijan 20–22 May 2003

  • Giovanni Martinelli
  • Behrouz Panahi
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Mud Volcanic Geology

    1. Tobias Moerz, Achim Kopf, Warner Brueckmann, Noemi Fekete, Veit Huehnerbach, Douglas G. Masson et al.
      Pages 35-48
    2. Tobias Moerz, Naomi Fekete, Achim Kopf, Warner Brueckmann, Stefan Kreiter, Veit Huehnerbach et al.
      Pages 49-76
  3. Geodynamic Implications of Mud Volcanism

  4. Seismic Hazard and Mud Volcanism

  5. Greenhouse Effects of Mud Volcanism

    1. Giuseppe Etiope
      Pages 141-146
    2. Alan Judd
      Pages 147-157
  6. Monitoring Techniques of Mud Volcanism

    1. George Delisle
      Pages 159-169
    2. Igor A. Garagash, Mikhail B. Gokhberg, Nikolat I. Kolosnitsyn
      Pages 171-179
    3. O. B. Khavroshkin, V. V. Tsyplakov, E. M. K. Urdukhanov, Natalya A. Vidmont
      Pages 181-186
    4. Giovanni Martinelli, Andrea Dadomo
      Pages 187-199
    5. Robert J. Mellors, Ted Bunyapanasarn, Behrouz Panahi
      Pages 201-209
  7. Geochemical Features of Mud Volcanoes

    1. Giovanni Martinelli, Andrea Dadomo
      Pages 211-220
    2. Yang Tsanyao Frank, Chen Ju-Chin, Chen Yue-Gau, Song Sheng-Rong
      Pages 227-237
  8. Physical Models of Mud Volcanoes

    1. Dario Albarello
      Pages 239-249
    2. Akper A. Feyzullayev, Fakhretdin A. Kadirov, Chingiz S. Aliyev
      Pages 251-262
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 285-288

About these proceedings


1. PURPOSE OF PRESENT BOOK During the period May 19-26, 2003 the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) “Mud volcanism, Geodynamics and Seismicity” was held in Baku. Participants coming from USA, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, UK, Israel, Azerbaijan, Tunisia have discussed about different geodynamic features of mud volcanism and participated to field trips oriented to a better knowledge of mud volcanic features. The Meeting focused on many features of mud volcanism occurrence and related geodynamic topics. The purpose of present book is to collect contributions discussed during the Meeting and to fill a marked editorial gap on mud volcanism. Mud volcanism was to date described by local monographies or by articles published by scientific journals. In particular no books were published on topics able to highlight the link among mud volcanism, geodynamics and seismicity. Mud volcano of Nirano (Northern Italy). Engraving from Stoppani A. (1871), Corso di Geologia, Milan, Bernardoni G. and Brigola G. Publishers. 2. WHY MUD VOLCANOES ARE GEOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT ? Mud volcanoes have attracted the attention of earth scientists for many years. Due to their importance in hydrocarbon research, a consistent progress in the knowledge of mud volcanism took place in the past twenty years. Mud extrusion is a well-known phenomenon occurring in geological environments where fluid-rich, fine grained sediments ascend within a lithologic succession due to their buoyancy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Martinelli
    • 1
  • Behrouz Panahi
    • 2
  1. 1.ARPA, Environmental Protection Agency of Emilia-Romagna RegionReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Geology InstituteAzerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan

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