© 2003

Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

1st International Symposium

  • Jacques Locat
  • Jürgen Mienert
  • Luc Boisvert

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Fundamental Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. L. H. Grozic
      Pages 37-45
    3. J. M. Konrad, S. Dubeau
      Pages 47-57
    4. S. Leroueil, J. Locat, C. Levesque, H. J. Lee
      Pages 59-67
    5. S. Li, Z. Q. Yue, L. G. Tham, C. F. Lee
      Pages 69-76
    6. P. Lynett, P. L.-F. Liu, C. E. Synolakis
      Pages 77-84
    7. N. Sultan, P. Cochonat, J. P. Foucher, J. Mienert, H. Haflidason, H. P. Sejrup
      Pages 103-111
    8. C. E. Synolakis, F. Raichlen
      Pages 113-119
    9. M. D. Trifunac, M. I. Todorovska
      Pages 121-128
    10. E. Vanoudheusden, N. Sultan, P. Cochonat
      Pages 145-153
    11. J. S. Walder, P. Watts
      Pages 155-162
  3. Altantic Ocean

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. P. Bryn, A. Solheim, K. Berg, R. Lien, C. F. Forsberg, H. Haflidason et al.
      Pages 215-222
    3. F. V. De Blasio, D. Issler, A. Elverhøi, C. B. Harbitz, T. Ilstad, P. Bryn et al.
      Pages 223-230
    4. D. Issler, F. V. De Blasio, A. Elverhøi, T. Ilstad, H. Haflidason, P. Bryn et al.
      Pages 231-238
    5. R. O. Kowsmann, A. M. Da Costa, C. S. Amaral
      Pages 239-246
    6. J. S. Laberg, T. O. Vorren, J. Mienert, H. Haflidason, P. Bryn, R. Lien
      Pages 247-254
    7. J. Locat, P. Desgagnés, S. Leroueil, H. J. Lee
      Pages 267-280
    8. D. Long, A. G. Stevenson, C. K. Wilson, J. Bulat
      Pages 281-289
    9. D. J. W. Piper, D. C. Mosher, B.-J. Gauley, K. Jenner, D. C. Campbell
      Pages 299-306
    10. E. K. Tripsanas, W. R. Bryant, D. B. Prior, B. A. Phaneuf
      Pages 307-315
  4. Pacific Ocean

  5. Inners Seas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. D. Casas, G. Ercilla, B. Alonso, J. Baraza, H. J. Lee, A. Maldonado
      Pages 393-400
    3. A. Cattaneo, A. Correggiari, D. Penitenti, F. Trincardi, T. Marsset
      Pages 401-408

About this book


Did you know that the Grand Bank earthquake of 1929 triggered a huge submarine mass movement which broke submarine cables over a distance of up to 1000 km from its source and generated a tsunami which devastated a small village in Newfoundland killing 27 people? The same happened in Papua New Guinea in 1998 with more than 2000 casualties. Submarine mass movements of various sizes and styles are shaping the sea floor and are of concern for many facets of human activities both onshore and offshore. These include the development of natural resources, energy and communication transport, coastal infrastructures and communities. This book provides a world-wide perspective of submarine mass movements and their consequences. This has been made possible by assembling excellent contributions from active researchers, groups, or institutions, thus providing full coverage of the many scientific and engineering aspects of this type of marine and coastal geo-hazard. It covers fundamental as well as site specific studies from many areas including the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, inner seas like the Mediterranean Sea, and fjords using the most recent technologies from multibeam sonar imaging techniques, 3D seismic analysis, slope stability analysis, to debris flow and tsunami modeling.

Audience: This book is of interest to any researcher in the field of marine and coastal geo-hazards. It will be useful for planners, scientists and engineers involved in the development of offshore and near-shore resources and also to those in charge of the management and mitigation of coastal hazards. For graduate students, this book provides an up-to-date vision of the process of submarine mass movements and their consequences from both a scientific and an engineering standpoint, and it includes a unique collection of the existing literature on marine geo-hazards.

CD-Rom included
This volume contains a CD-Rom which in addition to an electronically searchable version of the contributions, has full colour versions of figures which are printed in black and white in the book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Locat
    • 1
  • Jürgen Mienert
    • 2
  • Luc Boisvert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and Geological EngineeringLaval UniversityQuébecCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of TromsøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
  • Book Subtitle 1st International Symposium
  • Editors Jacques Locat
    Jürgen Mienert
  • Series Title Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1244-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3973-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0093-2
  • Series ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6959
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 542
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hydrogeology
    Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
    Classical Mechanics
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