Ocean Margin Systems

  • Gerold Wefer
  • David Billett
  • Dierk Hebbeln
  • Bo Barker Jørgensen
  • Michael Schlüter
  • Tjeerd C. E. van Weering

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introductory Paper

  3. Margin Building — Regulating Processes

    1. R. Neves, H. Coelho, R. Taborda, P. Pina
      Pages 99-123
    2. Ph. Blondel
      Pages 125-141
    3. L. Thomsen
      Pages 143-155
    4. K. Soetaert, J. Middelburg, J. Wijsman, P. Herman, C. Heip
      Pages 157-177
    5. J. Mienert, C. Berndt, J. S. Laberg, T. O. Vorren
      Pages 179-193
    6. L. Thomsen, T. van Weering, P. Blondel, R. Lampitt, F. Lamy, N. McCave et al.
      Pages 195-203
  4. Fluid Flow and Subsurface Material Transport

  5. Benthic Population Dynamics and Relationship to Sedimentary Settings

  6. Microbial Systems in Sedimentary Environments

    1. J. P. Henriet, S. Guidard, the ODP “Proposal 573” Team
      Pages 439-455
    2. A. Boetius, B. B. Jørgensen, R. Amann, J. P. Henriet, K. U. Hinrichs, K. Lochte et al.
      Pages 479-495

About this book


Ocean margins are the transitional zones between the oceans and continents. They represent dynamic systems in which numerous processes shape the environment and result in an impacting the utilization and hazard potentials for humans. These processes are influenced by a variety of steering mechanisms, from mountain building and climate on the land to tectonics and sea-level fluctuations in ocean margins . This book examines various aspects of regulation for the long-term development of ocean margins, of the impact of fluids and of the dynamics of benthic life at and below the seafloor in ocean margin systems.


Benthic Biology Fluid Flow Marine Microbiology Ocean Ocean Margins Sedimentology biology evolution marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerold Wefer
    • 1
  • David Billett
    • 2
  • Dierk Hebbeln
    • 1
  • Bo Barker Jørgensen
    • 3
  • Michael Schlüter
    • 4
  • Tjeerd C. E. van Weering
    • 5
  1. 1.Fachbereich GeowissenschaftenUniversität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.DEEPSEAS Benthic Biology Group George Deacon Division for Ocean ProcessesSouthampton Oceanography CentreSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für Marine MikrobiologieBremenGermany
  4. 4.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungBremerhavenGermany
  5. 5.Netherlands Institute for Sea ResearchDen Burg, TexelThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07872-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05127-6
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