Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

6th International Symposium

Editors: Krastel, S., Behrmann, J.-H., Völker, D., Stipp, M., Berndt, C., Urgeles, R., Chaytor, J., Huhn, K., Strasser, M., Harbitz, C.B. (Eds.)

  • Unique subject that is addressed in very few other publications and interest is growing rapidly
  • State of knowledge of submarine mass movements and their consequences
  • Engineering and environmental considerations of submarine slope failures
  • Tsunami potential of submarine mass movements
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About this book

Submarine mass movements are a hidden geohazard with large destructive potential for submarine installations and coastal areas. This hazard and associated risk is growing in proportion with increasing population of coastal urban agglomerations, industrial infrastructure, and coastal tourism. Also, the intensified use of the seafloor for natural resource production, and deep sea cables constitutes an increasing risk. Submarine slides may alter the coastline and bear a high tsunamogenic potential. There is a potential link of submarine mass wasting with climate change, as submarine landslides can uncover and release large amounts greenhouse gases, mainly methane, that are now stored in marine sediments. 
The factors that govern the stability of submarine slopes against failure, the processes that lead to slope collapses and the collapse processes by themselves need to be better understood in order to foresee and prepare society for potentially hazardous events. This book volume consists of a collection of cutting edge scientific research by international experts in the field, covering geological, geophysical, engineering and environmental aspects of submarine slope failures. The focus is on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by this major coastal and offshore geohazard. 

Table of contents (61 chapters)

  • Weak Layers: Their Definition and Classification from a Geotechnical Perspective

    Locat, Jacques (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Field Measurements to Investigate Submerged Slope Failures

    Duinen, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 13-21

  • Elemental Distribution and Microfabric Characterization Across a Buried Slump Scar: New Insights on the Long-Term Development and Reactivation of Scar Surfaces from a Microscopic Perspective

    Amsler, Helen Eri (et al.)

    Pages 23-32

  • Evidence for Mass Transport Deposits at the IODP JFAST-Site in the Japan Trench

    Fink, Hiske G. (et al.)

    Pages 33-43

  • Preliminary Investigations of Rheological Properties of Busan Clays and Possible Implications for Debris Flow Modelling

    Jeong, Sueng Won (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
Book Subtitle
6th International Symposium
Editors
  • Sebastian Krastel
  • Jan-Hinrich Behrmann
  • David Völker
  • Michael Stipp
  • Christian Berndt
  • Roger Urgeles
  • Jason Chaytor
  • Katrin Huhn
  • Michael Strasser
  • Carl Bonnevie Harbitz
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00972-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00972-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00971-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37511-3
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 683
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 231 illustrations in colour
Topics