Deep-Sea Sediments

Physical and Mechanical Properties

  • Anton L. Inderbitzen

Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. An Overview of the Subject

  3. Determination of Mechanical Properties in Marine Sediments

  4. Applications of Physical and Mechanical Properties in the Marine Environment

    1. Frank Simpson, Anton L. Inderbitzen, Atwar Singh
      Pages 303-326
    2. Aubrey L. Anderson, Loyd D. Hampton
      Pages 327-345
  5. Relationships Between Physical, Mechanical and Geologic Properties

    1. John B. Southard
      Pages 367-379
    2. Kolla Venkatarathnam, James D. Hayes
      Pages 401-415
    3. David R. Horn, Marilyn N. Delach, Barbara M. Horn
      Pages 417-441
    4. Jean-Pierre Mizikos
      Pages 443-451
    5. Richard Rezak
      Pages 453-461
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 477-497

About this book


As part of its continuing program to stimulate superior basic research in the marine environment, the Office of Naval Research, Ocean Science and Technology Division, sponsored a series of closed seminar-workshops in 1972-1973. Each seminar focused upon one re­ search area of marine geology which is relatively new and in need of a critical evaluation and accelerated support. The subjects areas chosen for the seminars were: 1. natural gases in marine sediments and their mode of distribution, 2. nephelometry and the optical properties of ocean waters, 3. physical and engineering properties of deep-sea sediments, and 4. physics of sound in marine sediments. The objectives of each seminar-workshop were to bring into sharper focus the state-of-the-science within each subject area, to effect some degree of coordination among the investigators working within each of these areas and to provide the Ocean Science and Technology Division guidance for national program support. This volume.contains most of the papers presented at the semi­ nar on the physical and engineering properties of deep-sea sediments. The seminar was held at Airlie House, Airlie, Virginia on April 24- 27, 1973 and was organized and chaired by A. Inderbitzen. The at­ tendees were invited from among the leading investigators in this field from both the engineering and scientific disciplines. Each attendee was requested to prepare a paper within his area of spe­ ciality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anton L. Inderbitzen
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Marine StudiesUniversity of DelawareLewesUSA

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