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Sea Floor Observatories: A New Vision of the Earth from the Abyss


Series: Springer Praxis Books: Geophysical Sciences

By: Paolo Favali, Angelo de Santis and Laura Beranzoli

500 pages, col & b/w illus


Hardback | Mar 2014 | #189114 | ISBN-13: 9783642113734
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The conquest of the abyss - the deep sea floor - is an exciting new adventure closely comparable with the space exploration program, but facing a more severe and extreme environment. This book addresses the important and apparently simple challenges of how to continuously and reliably monitor the seafloor by means of seafloor observatories, extend exploration and improve knowledge of the planet.


Part I - Present scientific challenges to be addressed with seafloor observatories 1. Integrating continuous observatory data: A multidisciplinary view of the ocean in four dimensions,- 2. Underwater neutrino telescopes for astroparticle physics, 3. Seafloor observatories: the challenges for geo-hazards Part II - Technical solutions for seafloor observatory architecture 4. The role of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for seafloor observatories: acquisition, archival, analysis, interoperability,- 5. Long-term sub-sea observatories: design, communications and deployment operations,- 6. Development and demonstration of a mobile response observatory prototype for sub-sea environmental monitoring: the case of ROSE,- 7. Design of seafloor observation system for high density low noise broadband observation,- 8. Implementation for seafloor observatory construction by ROV,- 9. Seafloor observatory architecture: the evolution from the past to the future Part III - World-wide recent and ongoing projects and programmes 10. The two seafloor geomagnetic observatories operating in the western Pacific,- 11. The DELOS project; long-term observatories in an oil field environment in the Tropical Atlantic Ocean off Angola, West Africa,- 12. Sub-sea environmental observatory integrated with the KM3NET neutrino telescope infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea,- 13. ESONET NoE: An European initiative to develop and integrate the scientific European community using deep- sea observatories,- 14. ESONET NoE: An European initiative to develop and integrate the scientific European community using deep- sea observatories,- 15. ANTARES Neutrino telescope,-16. The NEPTUNE Canada Project: installing the world's first regional cabled ocean observatory,- 17. Active processes at mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems: a multidisciplinary observatory experiment at the Lucky Strike vent field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge,- 18. EMSO: the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory Part IV - Relevant scientific results with a multidisciplinary emphasis 19. Seafloor observatory for monitoring geological phenomena below ocean abyss,- 20. Modelling of regional geomagnetic field based on ground observation network including seafloor geomagnetic observatories,- 21. Geomagnetic observatories at the deep seafloor may enable early tsunami warning,- 22. Sub-sea borehole observatory over 8 years in Pacific plate subduction zone,- 23. An insight in the Marsili volcanic seamount (Tyrrhenian Sea), results from ORION experiment,- 24. Development and Application of advanced ocean floor network system for mega thrust earthquakes and tsunamis ,- 25. NEMO-SN1 cabled observatory after 3-year experiment: multidisciplinary results and future plans,- Conclusion -- looking forward to tomorrow's challenges.

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