The Sea Floor

An Introduction to Marine Geology

  • Eugen Seibold
  • Wolfgang Berger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 1-14
  3. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 15-27
  4. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 29-44
  5. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 45-61
  6. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 63-74
  7. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 75-88
  8. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 89-103
  9. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 105-118
  10. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 119-133
  11. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 135-151
  12. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 153-168
  13. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 169-185
  14. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 187-200
  15. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 201-214
  16. Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger
    Pages 215-227
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 229-268

About this book

Introduction

This textbook deals with the most important items in Marine Geology, including some pioneer work. The list of topics has grown greatly in the last few decades beyond the items identified by Eugen Seibold as central and now includes prominently such things as methane and climate change; that is, the carbon cycle and the Earth system as a whole.

Relevant geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological methods are shortly described. They should allow the reader to comment on new results about plate tectonics, marine sedimentation from the coasts to the deep sea, climatological aspects, paleoceanology and the use of the sea floor.

The text tries to transmit to the reader excitement of marine geological research both aboard and in modern laboratories. Basic mineralogical, geochemical, biological and other relevant data and a detailed list of books and symposia are given in an Appendix. This Introduction builds on the third edition of “The Sea Floor” by E. Seibold and W.H. Berger. While much of the original text was written by Seibold, a considerable portion of the material presented in this edition is new, taking into account the recent great shift in marine geological research, some of it with great relevance to human concerns arising in a rapidly changing world.  

Keywords

Coastal Ecology marine geology textbook plate tectonics Oceanography Environmental Sciences sea level

Authors and affiliations

  • Eugen Seibold
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Berger
    • 2
  1. 1.FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Geosciences Research DivisionScripps Institution of Oceanography Geosciences Research DivisionLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51412-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51411-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51412-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1307
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1315
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