Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

  • David C. Mosher
  • R. Craig Shipp
  • Lorena Moscardelli
  • Jason D. Chaytor
  • Christopher D. P. Baxter
  • Homa J. Lee
  • Roger Urgeles

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. part 1

    1. D. C. Mosher, L. Moscardelli, R. C. Shipp, J. D. Chaytor, C. D. P. Baxter, H. J. Lee et al.
      Pages 1-8
  3. Submarine Mass Movements: Triggers, Mechanics, and Geotechnical Properties

    1. S. Kreiter, T. Moerz, M. Strasser, M. Lange, W. Schunn, B. F. Schlue et al.
      Pages 31-41
    2. A. Förster, V. Spieβ, A. J. Kopf, B. Dennielou
      Pages 67-77
    3. A. S. Bradshaw, D. R. Tappin, D. Rugg
      Pages 117-125
    4. P. Mazzanti, F. Bozzano, M. V. Avolio, V. Lupiano, S. Di Gregorio
      Pages 127-139
    5. R. Urgeles, J. Locat, D. E. Sawyer, P. B. Flemings, B. Dugan, N. T. T. Binh
      Pages 179-190
  4. Submarine Mass Movements: Case Studies and Hazard Assessment

    1. C. K. Paull, B. Schlining, W. Ussler III, E. Lundste, J. P. Barry, D. W. Caress et al.
      Pages 229-246
    2. L. B. Ashabranner, E. K. Tripsanas, R. C. Shipp
      Pages 247-255
    3. D. Winkelmann, W. H. Geissler, R. Stein, F. Niessen
      Pages 279-287
    4. M. Sayago-Gil, D. Long, L. -M. Fernández-Salas, K. Hitchen, N. López-González, V. Díaz-del-Río et al.
      Pages 289-300
    5. K. Kawamura, T. Kanamatsu, M. Kinoshita, S. Saito, T. Shibata, K. Fujino et al.
      Pages 313-322
    6. E. Tahchi, R. Urgeles, C. Hübscher, J. Benkhelil
      Pages 323-334
    7. M. C. Nodine, R. B. Gilbert, J. Y. Cheon, S. G. Wright, E. G. Ward
      Pages 335-351
    8. D. Turmel, J. Locat, G. Cauchon-Voyer, C. Lavoie, P. Simpkin, G. Parker et al.
      Pages 435-446
    9. R. Henrich, T. J. J. Hanebuth, Y. Cherubini, S. Krastel, R. Pierau, C. Zühlsdorff
      Pages 447-459
  5. Submarine Mass Movements in Margin Construction and Economic Significance

    1. R. B. Wynn, P. J. Talling, D. G. Masson, C. J. Stevenson, B. T. Cronin, T. P. Le Bas
      Pages 463-474
    2. R. Boyd, J. Keene, T. Hubble, J. Gardner, K. Glenn, K. Ruming et al.
      Pages 491-502
    3. A. Camerlenghi, R. Urgeles, L. Fantoni
      Pages 503-513
    4. A. Cattaneo, N. Babonneau, G. Dan, J. Déverchère, A. Domzig, V. Gaullier et al.
      Pages 515-525
    5. G. Dan, N. Sultan, A. Cattaneo, J. D. éverchère, K. Yelles
      Pages 527-539
    6. V. Gaullier, L. Loncke, L. Droz, C. Basile, A. Maillard, M. Patriat et al.
      Pages 569-579
    7. C. G. Silva, E. Araújo, A. T. Reis, R. Perovano, C. Gorini, B. C. Vendeville et al.
      Pages 581-591
    8. G. A. Romero-Otero, R. M. Slatt, C. Pirmez
      Pages 593-606

About this book


Recent global events such as the devastating 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami, the 2004 Sumatran tsunami and the 2006 SE Asia undersea network cable failure underscore the societal and economic effects of submarine mass movements. These events call upon the scientific community to understand submarine mass movement processes and consequences to assist in hazard assessment, mitigation and planning. Additionally, submarine mass movements are beginning to be recognized as prevalent in continental margin geologic sections. As such, they represent a significant if not dominant role in margin sedimentary processes. They also represent a potential hazard to hydrocarbon exploration and development, but also represent exploration indicators and targets. This volume consists of a collection of the latest scientific research by international experts in geological, geophysical, engineering and environment aspects of submarine mass failures, focussed on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by submarine mass movements and their consequences.


Hazard Mass movements Sediment Submarine landslide Tsunami Tsunamis Turbidite marine

Editors and affiliations

  • David C. Mosher
    • 1
  • R. Craig Shipp
    • 2
  • Lorena Moscardelli
    • 3
  • Jason D. Chaytor
    • 4
  • Christopher D. P. Baxter
    • 5
  • Homa J. Lee
    • 6
  • Roger Urgeles
    • 7
  1. 1.Natural Resources CanadaDartmouthCanada
  2. 2.Shell InternationalExploration and Production Inc.HoustonUSA
  3. 3.University of TexasAustinUSA
  4. 4.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  5. 5.University of Rhode IslandNarragansettUSA
  6. 6.United States Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA
  7. 7.Institute of Marine SciencesSpanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain

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