© 1997

Glaciated Continental Margins

An Atlas of Acoustic Images

  • Thomas A. Davies
  • Trevor Bell
  • Alan K. Cooper
  • Heiner Josenhans
  • Leonid Polyak
  • Anders Solheim
  • Martyn S. Stoker
  • Jay A. Stravers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas A. Davies
      Pages 1-6
  3. Seismic Character and Variability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Martyn S. Stoker, Jack B. Pheasant, Heiner Josenhans
      Pages 9-26
    3. Julian A. Dowdeswell, Robert J. Whittington, Heinrich Villinger
      Pages 27-28
  4. Features Found in Glacimarine Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Subglacial Features

      1. Alan K. Cooper, Paul R. Carlson, Erk Reimnitz
        Pages 34-35
      2. Gabriele Uenzelmann-Neben
        Pages 38-39
      3. C. F. Michael Lewis, Larry A. Mayer, Gordon D. M. Cameron, Brian J. Todd
        Pages 48-49
      4. Gordon B. J. Fader, Rudolph R. Stea, R. C. Courtney
        Pages 50-51
      5. Stephanie Shipp, John B. Anderson
        Pages 52-53
      6. Stephanie Shipp, John B. Anderson
        Pages 54-55
      7. Anders Solheim, Anders Elverhøi
        Pages 56-57

About this book


Late Cenozoic glaciation directly affected sedimentation on more than half the Earth's continental shelves. Ice continues to be a dominant influence on sedimentation around Greenland and Antarctica, and on the shelves facing the Arctic Ocean. The features of these shelves include true glacimarine features, i.e. those found in a marine environment in proximityto, or strongly under the influence of, ice, such as iceberg scours and pits, ice gouges and incisions, subglacial outwash deposits, and diamictons resulting from ice rafting. Also seen, because large areas of the shelves were exposed during the Pleistocene lowering of sea level, are terrestrial glacial and periglacial features, e.g. fluvial outwash valleys and associated deposits, tunnel valleys, drumlin fields and lodgement till, which have subsequently been submerged and modified by marine influences.
Glaciated Continental Margins: An Atlas of Acoustic Images illustrates the complexity of features found in glaciated and formerly glaciated marine environments. The volume was assembled by an international Editorial Committee, led by Thomas A. Davies (University of Texas), from records gathered in the course of recent research and contributed by members of the scientific community from around the world. These include seismic sections, side-scan maps, and 3-D seismic data, supplemented in some cases by bottom photographs and core data, with accompanying text. The work is scientists at 40 institutions in 10 countries is represented.
This book will be an invaluable resource for students, Quaternary scientists, glaciologists, marine geologists and geophysicists, geotechnical engineers, and surveyors teachers working in universities, research institutions and government agencies with interests in polar and subpolar regions, as well as those in industries with offshore interests.


Geoinformationssysteme Iceberg Sediment Sedimentation atlas fluvial subglacial

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Davies
    • 1
  • Trevor Bell
    • 2
  • Alan K. Cooper
    • 3
  • Heiner Josenhans
    • 4
  • Leonid Polyak
    • 5
  • Anders Solheim
    • 6
  • Martyn S. Stoker
    • 7
  • Jay A. Stravers
    • 8
  1. 1.Institute for GeophysicsThe University of Texas at AustriaAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  3. 3.Marine and Coastal GeologyU.S. Geological SurveyMenlo ParkUSA
  4. 4.Bedford Institute of OceanographyGeological Survey of Canada (Atlantic)Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaCanada
  5. 5.Byrd Polar Research CenterColumbusUSA
  6. 6.Norwegian Polar InstituteOsloNorway
  7. 7.Murchison HouseBritish Geological SurveyEdinburghScotland, UK
  8. 8.Dept. of GeologyNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Glaciated Continental Margins
  • Book Subtitle An Atlas of Acoustic Images
  • Editors Thomas A. Davies
    Trevor Bell
    A. Cooper
    Heiner Josenhans
    Leonid Polyak
    Asbjorn Solheim
    Martyn S. Stoker
    J.A. Stravers
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-79340-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6458-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-5820-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 326 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geomorphology
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