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Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

4th International Symposium

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  • © 2010


  • Unique subject that is addressed in very few other publications and interest is growing rapidly
  • Latest contribution (the third) in a series of books from earlier meeting
  • State of knowledge of submarine mass movements and their consequences
  • Engineering and environmental considerations of submarine slope failures
  • Tsunami potential of submarine mass movements

Part of the book series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (NTHR, volume 28)

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Recent global events such as the devastating 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami, the 2004 Sumatran tsunami and the 2006 SE Asia undersea network cable failure underscore the societal and economic effects of submarine mass movements. These events call upon the scientific community to understand submarine mass movement processes and consequences to assist in hazard assessment, mitigation and planning. Additionally, submarine mass movements are beginning to be recognized as prevalent in continental margin geologic sections. As such, they represent a significant if not dominant role in margin sedimentary processes. They also represent a potential hazard to hydrocarbon exploration and development, but also represent exploration indicators and targets. This volume consists of a collection of the latest scientific research by international experts in geological, geophysical, engineering and environment aspects of submarine mass failures, focussed on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by submarine mass movements and their consequences.

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Table of contents (62 chapters)

  1. part 1

  2. Submarine Mass Movements: Triggers, Mechanics, and Geotechnical Properties

  3. Submarine Mass Movements: Case Studies and Hazard Assessment

Editors and Affiliations

  • Natural Resources Canada, Dartmouth, Canada

    David C. Mosher

  • Shell International, Exploration and Production Inc., Houston, USA

    R. Craig Shipp

  • University of Texas, Austin, USA

    Lorena Moscardelli

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, USA

    Jason D. Chaytor

  • University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, USA

    Christopher D. P. Baxter

  • United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, USA

    Homa J. Lee

  • Institute of Marine Sciences, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

    Roger Urgeles

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

  • Book Subtitle: 4th International Symposium

  • Editors: David C. Mosher, R. Craig Shipp, Lorena Moscardelli, Jason D. Chaytor, Christopher D. P. Baxter, Homa J. Lee, Roger Urgeles

  • Series Title: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

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

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-481-3070-2Published: 03 November 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7709-4Published: 05 May 2017

  • eBook ISBN: 978-90-481-3071-9Published: 27 October 2009

  • Series ISSN: 1878-9897

  • Series E-ISSN: 2213-6959

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXX, 786

  • Number of Illustrations: 343 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oceanography, Physical Geography

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