New geophysical techniques (multibeam echo sounding and 3D seismics) have revolutionised high-resolution imaging of the modern seafloor and palaeo-shelf surfaces in Arctic and Antarctic waters, generating vast quantities of data and novel insights into sedimentary architecture and past environmental conditions. Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms of Submarine Glacial Landforms is a comprehensive and timely summary of the current state of knowledge of these high-latitude glacier-influenced systems.
Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms presents over 180 contributions describing, illustrating and discussing the full variability of landforms found on the high-latitude glacier-influenced seafloor, from fjords and continental shelves to the continental slope, rise and deep-sea basins beyond. The distribution and geometry of these submarine landforms provide key information on past ice-sheet extent and the direction and nature of ice flow and dynamics. Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms discusses individual seafloor landforms, landform assemblages and entire landsystems from relatively mild to extreme glacimarine climatic settings and on timescales from the modern margins of tidewater glaciers, through Quaternary examples to ancient glaciations in the Late Ordovician.
The BBC reported on this book in a short article "Iceberg 'doodles' trace climate history".
List of Contributors
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Acoustic methods
Section 3a Fjords: landforms
Section 3b Fjords: landform assemblages
Section 4a Continental shelf: landforms
Section 4b Continental shelf: landform assemblages
Section 5 Continental slope: landforms
Section 6 Fjord–shelf–slope: landsystems
Section 7 Conclusion
Section 8 Glossary, cumulated bibliography and index