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Submarine Geomorphology

  • Addresses the methodologies and key research topics in submarine geomorphology

  • Combines the expertise of more than 30 marine scientists to deliver the most up-to-date and comprehensive content

  • Identifies the key research questions in submarine geomorphology and delineates strategies to address them, thus preparing the readers for the future

  • Helps students develop skills and knowledge in submarine geomorphology and professionals keep up to date with recent progress

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Geology (SPRINGERGEOL)

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Aaron Micallef, Sebastian Krastel, Alessandra Savini
    Pages 1-9
  3. Data and Methods in Submarine Geomorphology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Sidescan Sonar

      • Ingo Klaucke
      Pages 13-24
    3. Multibeam Echosounders

      • John E. Hughes Clarke
      Pages 25-41
    4. Reflection and Refraction Seismic Methods

      • Gareth J. Crutchley, Heidrun Kopp
      Pages 43-62
    5. Quantitative Analyses of Morphological Data

      • Philippe Blondel
      Pages 63-74
    6. Seafloor Sediment and Rock Sampling

      • Aggeliki Georgiopoulou
      Pages 75-92
    7. ROVs and AUVs

      • Veerle A.I. Huvenne, Katleen Robert, Leigh Marsh, Claudio Lo Iacono, Tim Le Bas, Russell B. Wynn
      Pages 93-108
  4. Submarine Landforms and Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109
    2. Origin and Geomorphic Characteristics of Ocean Basins

      • Peter T. Harris, Miles Macmillan-Lawler
      Pages 111-134
    3. Drivers of Seafloor Geomorphic Change

      • Angelo Camerlenghi
      Pages 135-159
    4. Shallow Coastal Landforms

      • Fantina Madricardo, Federica Rizzetto
      Pages 161-183
    5. Continental Shelf Landforms

      • Ruth Durán, Jorge Guillén
      Pages 185-206
    6. Submarine Glacial Landforms

      • Christine L. Batchelor, Julian A. Dowdeswell, Dag Ottesen
      Pages 207-234
    7. Submarine Landslides

      • Joshu Mountjoy, Aaron Micallef
      Pages 235-250
    8. Submarine Canyons and Gullies

      • David Amblas, Silvia Ceramicola, Thomas P. Gerber, Miquel Canals, Francesco L. Chiocci, Julian A. Dowdeswell et al.
      Pages 251-272
    9. Submarine Fans and Their Channels, Levees, and Lobes

      • Mark E. Deptuck, Zoltán Sylvester
      Pages 273-299
    10. Contourite Drifts and Associated Bedforms

      • Ibimina Esentia, Dorrik Stow, Zeinab Smillie
      Pages 301-331
    11. Volcanic Islands and Seamounts

      • Daniele Casalbore
      Pages 333-347

About this book

This book on the current state of knowledge of submarine geomorphology aims to achieve the goals of the Submarine Geomorphology working group, set up in 2013, by establishing submarine geomorphology as a field of research, disseminating its concepts and techniques among earth scientists and professionals, and encouraging students to develop their skills and knowledge in this field.

Editors have invited 30 experts from around the world to contribute chapters to this book, which is divided into 4 sections – (i) Introduction & history, (ii) Data & methods, (ii) Submarine landforms & processes and (iv) Conclusions & future directions. Each chapter provides a review of a topic, establishes the state-of-the-art, identifies the key research questions that need to be addressed, and delineates a strategy on how to achieve this.
 
Submarine geomorphology is a priority for many research institutions, government authorities and industries globally. The book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals with limited training in this field.

Keywords

  • Submarine Geomorphology
  • Marine Geology
  • Seafloor Exploration
  • Oceanography
  • Earth Surface Processes

Editors and Affiliations

  • Marine Geology & Seafloor Surveying Group, Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

    Aaron Micallef

  • Institute of Geosciences, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Sebastian Krastel

  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

    Alessandra Savini

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Submarine Geomorphology

  • Editors: Aaron Micallef, Sebastian Krastel, Alessandra Savini

  • Series Title: Springer Geology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57852-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-57851-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-86267-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-57852-1

  • Series ISSN: 2197-9545

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-9553

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 556

  • Number of Illustrations: 140 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Geology, Geomorphology, Ocean Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-57852-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)