This book provides a world-wide perspective of submarine mass movements and their consequences. This has been made possible by assembling excellent contributions from active researchers, groups, or institutions, thus providing full coverage of the many scientific and engineering aspects of this type of marine and coastal geo-hazard. It covers fundamental as well as site specific studies from many areas including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, inner seas such as the Mediterranean Sea, and fjords using the most recent technologies from multibeam sonar imaging techniques, 3D seismic analysis, slope stability analysis, to debris flow and tsunami modeling. Audience: This book is of interest to any researcher in the field of marine and coastal geo-hazards.
Section-1 Role of submarine slides in margin development.- Section-2 Mass waste evolution: From slump to distal turbidites.- Section-3 New techniques, approaches and challenges in submarine slope instability analysis.- Section-4 Monitoring stress on submarine slopes and sediment physical properties.- Section-5 Submarine slides in coastal areas, semi-enclosed seas (fjords, estuaries, gulfs) and lakes.- Section-6 Submarine landslides in volcanic island settings.- Section-7 Submarine mass movements and tsunamis.