Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed

Ireland

Authors: Dorschel, B., Wheeler, A.J., Monteys, X., Verbruggen, K.

  • Provides a unique insight into the deep-water seabed
  • Uses full colour imagery, including deep-sea photography
  • Illustrates and describes the morphological features along the continental margin of the NE Atlantic
  • Includes many biological "hot-spots" of high biodiversity such as submarine canyons, seamounts, vertical escarpments and coral carbonate mounds
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Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath the waves. It is organised both thematically and by region, with the sea floor and its biological hotspots – areas of high biodiversity such as seamounts – shown at a resolution not possible before. The atlas presents everything from submarine canyons to coral carbonate mounds, using digital terrain models generated from multibeam data and photographs taken from unmanned deep-water vehicles (ROVs).

The full-colour imagery includes digital three-dimensional seabed maps as well as the photographs, with concise text descriptions and topic boxes used to highlight and explain the geological, biological and hydrographical features, in addition to their importance and context in the deep-sea realm. Alongside the wealth of background information and topic boxes on special highlights, extensive on-line resources link the reader to full data sets and GIS locations, while suggestions for further reading point to ongoing research highlights. This is a fascinating resource that will be of use to anyone involved in off-shore and underwater activities, whether scientific or commercial.

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Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9376-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9375-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed
Book Subtitle
Ireland
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9376-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9376-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9375-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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