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Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles




Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles

Kei Ogata, Andrea Festa, Gian Andrea Pini

ISBN: 978-1-119-50058-2 October 2019 American Geophysical Union 384 Pages



An examination of both ancient and contemporary submarine landslides and their impact

Landslides are common in every subaqueous geodynamic context, from passive and active continental margins to oceanic and continental intraplate settings. They pose significant threats to both offshore and coastal areas due to their frequency, dimensions, and terminal velocity, capacity to travel great distances, and ability to generate potentially destructive tsunamis. Submarine Landslides: Subaqueous Mass Transport Deposits from Outcrops to Seismic Profiles examines the mechanisms, characteristics, and impacts of submarine landslides. 

Volume highlights include:

  • Data on submarine landslide deposits at various scales
  • Worldwide collection of case studies from on- and off-shore
  • Use of different methodological approaches, from geophysics to field-based geology
  • Potential risks to human society and infrastructure
  • Impacts on the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere

Preface K. Ogata, A. Festa and G.A. Pini

Section I: Submarine landslide deposits in orogenic belts

1. Ancient submarine landslide complexes: a short review
K. Ogata, A. Festa, G.A. Pini and J.L. Alonso

2. Mass transport deposits in the foredeep basin of the Cervarola Sandstones Formation (Miocene, northern Apennines, Italy)
A. Piazza and R. Tinterri

3. Late Miocene olistostrome in the Makran accretionary wedge: short review
J.-P. Burg

4. Spatial distribution of mass-transport deposits deduced from high-resolution stratigraphy: the Pleistocene forearc basin, central Japan
M. Utsunomiya and Y. Yamamoto

5. Mass-transport deposits as markers of local tectonism in extensional basins 
T. Alves and D. Gamboa

6. Block generation, deformation and interaction of mass transport deposits with the seafloor: An outcrop-based study of the Carboniferous at Cerro Bola, NW Argentina
M. Sobiesiak, V. Valdez Buso, B. Kneller, I. Alsop and J. Milana

7.The MTDcomplex atla PenÞa Canyon, CarboniferousPangazoBasin, San Juan, Argentina
V. Valdez Buso, J. Milana, M. Sobiesiak and B. Kneller

8. The Marnoso-Arenacea Formation mass transport deposits (Northern Apennines, Italy)
G.A. Pini, S. Venturi, C.C: Lucente and K. Ogata

9. Fold and thrust systems in Mass Transport Deposits around the Dead Sea Basin
I. Alsop, R. Weinberger, S. Marco andT. Levi

10. Eocene mass transport deposits in the Basque Basin (western Pyrenees): insights into mass flow transformation and bulldozing processes
A. Payros and V. Pujalte

11. Neogene and Quaternary mass transport deposits from northern Taranaki: morphologies, transportation processes and depositional controls
S. Bull, M. Arnot, G. Browne, M. Crundwell, A. Nicol and L. Strachan 

Section II: Submarine landslide deposits in current active and passive margins

12.  Modernsubmarine landslide complexes: a short review 
K. Huhn, M. Arroyo, A. Camerlenghi, A. Cattaneo, M. Clare, E. Gràcia, C.B. Harbitz, S. Krastel, A. Kopf, F. Løvholt, M. Rovere, M. Strasser, P. Talling and R. Urgeles

13.  An Atlas of Mass-Transport Deposits in Lakes 
M. Strasser, M. Sammartini, J. Moernaut, F. Anselmetti, M. Hilbe, K. Lindhorst, and N. Praet

14.  Style and morphometry of mass-transport deposits across the Espírito Santo Basin, SE Brazil 
D. Gamboa, T. Alves and K. Omosanya

15.  Submarine Landslides on the Nankai Trough Accretionary Prism 
G. Moore, J. Lackey, M. Strasser and M. Yamashita

16.  Composite slope failures. Seismic examples from the NW Shelf of Australia 
N. Scarselli, K. McClay and C. Elders

17.  Submarine landslides around volcanic islands: A review of what can be learnt from the Lesser Antilles Arc 
A. Le Friant, E. Lebas, M. Brunet, S. Lafuerza, M. Hornbach, M. Coussens, S. Watt, M. Cassidy and P. Talling

18.  Submarine landslides in an upwelling system: Climatically controlled preconditioning of the Cap Blanc Slide Complex offshore Northwest Africa 
M. Urlaub, S. Krastel and T. Schwenk

19.  Submarine Landslides along the Mixed Siliciclastic-Carbonate Margin of the Great Barrier Reef (Australia) 
Á. Puga Bernabéu, J. Webster, R. Beaman, A. Thran, J. López-Cabrera, G. Hinestrosa, and J. Daniell

20.  Submarine landslides on the seafloor: hints on subaqueous mass transport processes from some of the Italian continental margins (Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas). 
F. Gamberi, G. Dalla Valle, F. Foglini, M. Rovere and F. Trincardi