Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

5th International Symposium

Editors: Yamada, Y., Kawamura, K., Ikehara, K., Ogawa, Y., Urgeles, R., Mosher, D., Chaytor, J., Strasser, M. (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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Submarine mass movements represent major offshore geohazards due to their destructive and tsunami-generation potential.  This potential poses a threat to human life as well as to coastal, nearshore and offshore engineering structures. Recent examples of catastrophic submarine landslide events that affected human populations (including tsunamis) are numerous; e.g., Nice airport in 1979, Papua-New Guinea in 1998, Stromboli in 2002, Finneidfjord in 1996, and the 2006 and 2009 failures in the submarine cable network around Taiwan. The Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011 also generated submarine landslides that may have amplified effects of the devastating tsunami. Given that 30% of the World’s population live within 60 km of the coast, the hazard posed by submarine landslides is expected to grow as global sea level rises. This elevated awareness of the need for better understanding of submarine landslides is coupled with great advances in submarine mapping, sampling and monitoring technologies. Laboratory analogue and numerical modeling capabilities have also developed significantly of late. Multibeam sonar, 3D seismic reflection, and remote and autonomous underwater vehicle technologies provide hitherto unparalleled imagery of the geology beneath the oceans, permitting investigation of submarine landslide deposits in great detail. Increased and new access to drilling, coring, in situ measurements and monitoring devices allows for ground-thruth of geophysical data and provides access to samples for geotechnical laboratory experiments and information on in situ strength and effective stress conditions of underwater slopes susceptible to fail. Great advances in numerical simulation techniques of submarine landslide kinematics and tsunami propagation, particularly since the 2004 Sumatra tsunami, have also lead to increased understanding and predictability of submarine landslide consequences.

This volume consists of the latest scientific research by international experts in geological, geophysical, engineering and environmental aspects of submarine mass failure, focused on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by submarine mass movements and their consequences.

Table of contents (66 chapters)

  • Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

    Yamada, Yasuhiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Risk Assessment for Earthquake-Induced Submarine Slides

    Nadim, Farrokh

    Pages 15-27

  • Shallow Landslides and Their Dynamics in Coastal and Deepwater Environments, Norway

    Vanneste, Maarten (et al.)

    Pages 29-41

  • Physical Properties and Age of Continental Slope Sediments Dredged from the Eastern Australian Continental Margin – Implications for Timing of Slope Failure

    Hubble, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Submarine Landslides on the Upper Southeast Australian Passive Continental Margin – Preliminary Findings

    Clarke, Samantha (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
Book Subtitle
5th International Symposium
Editors
  • Yasuhiro Yamada
  • Kiichiro Kawamura
  • Ken Ikehara
  • Yujiro Ogawa
  • Roger Urgeles
  • David Mosher
  • Jason Chaytor
  • Michael Strasser
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2162-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2161-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7814-5
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 769
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