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Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed

Ireland

  • Boris Dorschel
  • Andrew J. Wheeler
  • Xavier Monteys
  • Koen Verbruggen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background & Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 3-16
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      Pages 3-16
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      Pages 17-20
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      Pages 17-20
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      Pages 21-24
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      Pages 21-24
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      Pages 25-28
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      Pages 25-28
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      Pages 29-30
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      Pages 29-30
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      Pages 31-33
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      Pages 31-33
  3. Thematic Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
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      Pages 37-63
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      Pages 37-63
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      Pages 65-75
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      Pages 65-75
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      Pages 77-95
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      Pages 77-95
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      Pages 97-116
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      Pages 97-116
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      Pages 117-122
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      Pages 117-122
  4. Regional Atlas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-125
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      Pages 127-128
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      Pages 129-131
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      Pages 129-131
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      Pages 133-135
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      Pages 133-135
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      Pages 137-139
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      Pages 137-139
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      Pages 141-142
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      Pages 141-142
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      Pages 143-145
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      Pages 143-145
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      Pages 147-148
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      Pages 147-148
  5. Going Deeper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
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      Pages 151-155
    3. B. Dorschel, A. J. Wheeler, X. Monteys, K. Verbruggen
      Pages 151-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-164

About this book

Introduction

Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath the waves. It is organised both thematically and by region, with the sea floor and its biological hotspots – areas of high biodiversity such as seamounts – shown at a resolution not possible before. The atlas presents everything from submarine canyons to coral carbonate mounds, using digital terrain models generated from multibeam data and photographs taken from unmanned deep-water vehicles (ROVs).

The full-colour imagery includes digital three-dimensional seabed maps as well as the photographs, with concise text descriptions and topic boxes used to highlight and explain the geological, biological and hydrographical features, in addition to their importance and context in the deep-sea realm. Alongside the wealth of background information and topic boxes on special highlights, extensive on-line resources link the reader to full data sets and GIS locations, while suggestions for further reading point to ongoing research highlights. This is a fascinating resource that will be of use to anyone involved in off-shore and underwater activities, whether scientific or commercial.

Keywords

Continental margin Deep-sea biology Seabed atlas Seabed mapping Underwater photography

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris Dorschel
    • 1
  • Andrew J. Wheeler
    • 2
  • Xavier Monteys
    • 3
  • Koen Verbruggen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Geology and Environmental,University College CorkCorkIreland
  2. 2.Department of Geology and Environmental,University College CorkCorkIreland
  3. 3.Beggars BushGeological Survey IrelandDublinIreland
  4. 4.Beggars BushGeological Survey IrelandDublinIreland

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