European Margin Sediment Dynamics

Side-Scan Sonar and Seismic Images

  • Jürgen Mienert
  • Philip Weaver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. J. Mienert, P. P. E. Weaver
      Pages 1-8
  3. Summary of Geophysical Techniques

    1. D. G. Masson
      Pages 9-16
  4. Norwegian Margin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. T. O. Vorren, H. P. Sejrup, J. A. Dowdeswell
      Pages 19-30
    3. Slides and Debris Flows

      1. J. A. Dowdeswell, N. H. Kenyon, J. Taylor
        Pages 31-35
      2. J. Taylor, J. A. Dowdeswell, N. H. Kenyon
        Pages 37-43
      3. H. Haflidason, A. Gravdal, H. P. Sejrup
        Pages 45-53
      4. H. Haflidason, H. P. Sejrup, I. M. Berstad, A. Nygård, T. Richter, P. Bryn et al.
        Pages 55-62
      5. J. S. Laberg, T. O. Vorren
        Pages 67-70
    4. Fans and Debris Flows

    5. Channels

      1. J. Taylor, J. A. Dowdeswell, N. H. Kenyon
        Pages 93-97
      2. J. S. Laberg, T. O. Vorren
        Pages 99-101
    6. Drifts

    7. Gas Hydrates and Fluid Escape Features

      1. J. Mienert, K. Andreassen, S. Bünz
        Pages 107-110
      2. J. Mienert, J. A. Dowdeswell, J. Taylor
        Pages 119-122
  5. Faeroe-Shetland Margin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. T. C. E. Van Weering, A. Kuijpers, M. S. Stoker
      Pages 125-131
    3. Slides

      1. J. Taylor, J. A. Dowdeswell, N. H. Kenyon, R. J. Whittington, J. Mienert
        Pages 133-137
    4. Channels

      1. J. Taylor, J. A. Dowdeswell, N. H. Kenyon, T. Nielsen, A. Kuijpers, T. C. E. van Weering et al.
        Pages 139-143
    5. Drifts

      1. N. H. Kenyon, A. Akhmetzhanov, T. Nielsen, A. Kuijpers, M. Ivanov, P. Shashkin
        Pages 153-157
  6. Rockall and Porcupine Margins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. M. S. Stoker, K. Hitchen
      Pages 161-172
    3. Slides

      1. T. C. E. van Weering, H. de Haas, N. H. Kenyon, A. McDonnel, M. S. Stoker, T. Svaerdborg
        Pages 173-178
    4. Fans

    5. Channels

      1. A. J. Wheeler, N. H. Kenyon, M. K. Ivanov, A. Beyer, B. T. Cronin, A. McDonnell et al.
        Pages 183-186
      2. A. Akhmetzhanov, N. H. Kenyon, M. Ivanov, B. T. Cronin
        Pages 187-192
    6. Drifts

    7. Carbonate Mounds

      1. A. M. Akhmetzhanov, N. H. Kenyon, M. K. Ivanov, A. J. Wheeler, P. V. Shashkin, T. C. E. van Weering
        Pages 203-209
      2. T. C. E. van Weering, H. de Haas, A. M. Akhmetzanov, N. H. Kenyon
        Pages 211-216
      3. J. P. Henriet, D. van Rooij, V. Huvenne, B. de Mol, S. Guidard
        Pages 217-220
  7. Celtic and Armorican Margins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. G. A. Auffret, R. Le Suavé, T. Garlan, J. F. Bourillet, J.-P. Henriet, S. Zaragosi et al.
      Pages 223-228
    3. Feeder System of the Fans

    4. Fans

      1. L. Droz, G. A. Auffret, B. Savoye
        Pages 233-238
      2. S. Zaragosi, G. A. Auffret, M. Voisset, T. Garlan
        Pages 239-243
      3. S. Zaragosi, R. Le Suavé, J.-F. Bourillet, G. A. Auffret, T. Garlan
        Pages 245-248
  8. Iberian and Canaries Margin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. P. P. E. Weaver, M. Canals
      Pages 251-260
    3. Drifts

      1. J. Baraza, G. Ercilla, B. Alonso, D. Casas
        Pages 261-266
      2. N. H. Kenyon, J. H. Monteiro, T. Alves, L. Pinheiro, A. M. Akhmetzhanov, P. Shashkin
        Pages 267-270
    4. Debris Flow and Turbidites

About this book


This book provides acoustic images about sedimentary systems of the shelf edge, slope and deep-sea-floor. Data obtained by the European North Atlantic Margin and the STEAM Project shows areas of potential instability and deepwater sediment transport systems on the continental slope. The knowledge gained can be used by both academia and hydrocarbon industry so as to arrive at a better understanding of continental margins and the processes shaping them. It will also interest colleagues in earth sciences involved in margin surveys for environmental studies. The current global trend in marine resource development is to move into deeper water, and this book can provide examples relevant to other passive margins around the world. There is a growing need for reliable measurements in deep water and knowledge related to stabilisation. Slope stability problems will be identified with greater reliability, thus improving safety standards for coastal and offshore environmental policies.


Continental Margins Deepwater Sediments Fluid Flow Ocean Seabed Morphology Sediment Sediment Transport Systems Turbidite erosion marine oceanic

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Mienert
    • 1
  • Philip Weaver
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeologyUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Southampton Oceanography Centre European Way, Empress DockUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62689-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55846-7
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