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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3070-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3071-9
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