Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

6th International Symposium

  • Sebastian Krastel
  • Jan-Hinrich Behrmann
  • David Völker
  • Michael Stipp
  • Christian Berndt
  • Roger Urgeles
  • Jason Chaytor
  • Katrin Huhn
  • Michael Strasser
  • Carl Bonnevie Harbitz

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Physical Properties of Sediments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacques Locat, Serge Leroueil, Ariane Locat, Homa Lee
      Pages 3-12
    3. Alexander van Duinen, Adam Bezuijen, Geeralt van den Ham, Victor Hopman
      Pages 13-21
    4. Hiske G. Fink, Michael Strasser, Miriam Römer, Martin Kölling, Ken Ikehara, Toshiya Kanamatsu et al.
      Pages 33-43
    5. Sueng Won Jeong, Sang-Nam Yoon, Sung-Sik Park, Gil Young Kim, Seong-Pil Kim, Jang-Jun Bahk et al.
      Pages 45-54
    6. M. E. Jorat, S. Kreiter, T. Mörz, V. Moon, W. de Lange
      Pages 55-71
    7. Sara Lafuerza, Anne Le Friant, Michael Manga, Georges Boudon, Benoit Villemant, Nicole Stroncik et al.
      Pages 73-81
  3. Gas Hydrates and Role of Interstitial Fluids in Submarine Slope Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Wei Li, Shiguo Wu, Xiujuan Wang, Fang Zhao, Dawei Wang, Lijun Mi et al.
      Pages 105-115
    3. Sébastien Migeon, Silvia Ceramicola, Daniel Praeg, Emmanuelle Ducassou, Alexandre Dano, João Marcelo Ketzer et al.
      Pages 117-127
    4. Alexandre Dano, Daniel Praeg, Sébastien Migeon, Jean-Marie Augustin, Silvia Ceramicola, João Marcelo Ketzer et al.
      Pages 129-139
    5. Daniel Praeg, João Marcelo Ketzer, Adolpho Herbert Augustin, Sébastien Migeon, Silvia Ceramicola, Alexandre Dano et al.
      Pages 141-150
  4. Slope Stability and Risk Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Omar Zanoli, Claudio Piatti, Lorenzo Zuccarino, Eric J. Parker
      Pages 153-163
    3. Jan H. Behrmann, David Völker, Jacob Geersen, Rieka Harders, Wilhelm Weinrebe
      Pages 165-175

About this book


Submarine mass movements are a hidden geohazard with large destructive potential for submarine installations and coastal areas. This hazard and associated risk is growing in proportion with increasing population of coastal urban agglomerations, industrial infrastructure, and coastal tourism. Also, the intensified use of the seafloor for natural resource production, and deep sea cables constitutes an increasing risk. Submarine slides may alter the coastline and bear a high tsunamogenic potential. There is a potential link of submarine mass wasting with climate change, as submarine landslides can uncover and release large amounts greenhouse gases, mainly methane, that are now stored in marine sediments. 
The factors that govern the stability of submarine slopes against failure, the processes that lead to slope collapses and the collapse processes by themselves need to be better understood in order to foresee and prepare society for potentially hazardous events. This book volume consists of a collection of cutting edge scientific research by international experts in the field, covering geological, geophysical, engineering and environmental aspects of submarine slope failures. The focus is on understanding the full spectrum of challenges presented by this major coastal and offshore geohazard.


Marine Hazards Mass-movement Submarine Landslide Tsunamis

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Krastel
    • 1
  • Jan-Hinrich Behrmann
    • 2
  • David Völker
    • 3
  • Michael Stipp
    • 4
  • Christian Berndt
    • 5
  • Roger Urgeles
    • 6
  • Jason Chaytor
    • 7
  • Katrin Huhn
    • 8
  • Michael Strasser
    • 9
  • Carl Bonnevie Harbitz
    • 10
  1. 1.Institute of GeosciencesChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany
  2. 2.GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research KieldKielGermany
  3. 3.GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research KielKielGermany
  4. 4.GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Resarch KielKielGermany
  5. 5.GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research KielKielGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Marine SciencesBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.United States Geological SurveyWoods HoleUSA
  8. 8.MARUM Center for Marine Environmental SciencesUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  9. 9.Geological InstituteETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  10. 10.Norwegian Geotechnical InstituteOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00971-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00972-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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