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Geological Processes on Continental Margins: Sedimentation, Mass-Wasting ...

Product Code: SP129
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by M. S. Stoker, D. Evans and A. Cramp
Publication Date: 15 May 1998
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There has recently been a growth in the level of study of continental margins. Apart from increased scientific interest, studies ofcontinental margins have now taken on a much higher commercial profile, largely because of the oil industry’s move off the shelfinto increasingly deep waters world-wide. The variation and disturbance of sediments on slopes make them ideal areas for thegeneration, migration and entrapment of hydrocarbons. It is thought that in ten years’ time as much as 25% of oil will be extracted from deep-water fields. An understanding ofcontinental margin processes is therefore becoming crucial to the safe development of deep-water oilfields. The papers in thisvolume thus have considerable actual or potential commercial value.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-97-7
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-97-0
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 362
Weight: 0.80 kg


Geological processes on continental margins: sedimentation, mass-wasting and stability: an introduction • Large submarine slides at the NE Faeroe continental margin •Turbidite flux, architecture and chemostratigraphy of the Herodotus Basin, Levantine Sea, SE Mediterranean • Sediment delivery to the Gulf of Alaska: source mechanisms along a glaciated transform margin • Large scale debrites and submarine landslides on the Barra Fan, W of Britain • Morphology and sedimentation on the Hebrides Slope and Barra Fan, NW UK continental margin • Debris flows on the Sula Sgeir Fan, NW of Scotland • Shallow geotechnical profiles, acoustic character and depositional history in glacially influenced sediments from the Hebrides and West Shetland slopes • Mechanical properties of terrigenous muds from levee systems on the Amazon Fan • The Var Submarine Sedimentary System: understanding Holocene sediment delivery processes and their importance to the geological record • Cenozoic changes in the sedimentary regime on the northeastern Faeroes margin • The Southeast Greenland glaciated margin: 3D stratal architecture of shelf and deep sea • Recent geological processes in the central Bransfield Basin (Western Antarctic Peninsula) • Seismic stratigraphy of Palaeogene depositional sequences: northeast Rockall Trough • Sediment-drift development on the continental margin off NW Britain • Cyclic sedimentation on the Faeroe Drift 53-10 ka BP related to climatic variations • Late Quaternary stratigraphy and palaeoceanographic change in the northern Rockall Trough, North Atlantic Ocean • Upper slope sand deposits: the example of Campos Basin, a latest Pleistocene/Holocene record of the interaction between alongslope and downslope currents • Hemipelagites: processes, facies and model • Late Glacial to Recent accumulation fluxes of sediments at the shelf edge and slope of NW Europe, 48-50oN


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