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Author Judd, A. G. (Alan G.)

Title Seabed fluid flow : the impact of geology, biology and the marine environment / Alan Judd and Martin Hovland
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 475 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to seabed fluid flow -- Pockmarks, shallow gas, and seeps : an initial appraisal -- Seabed fluid flow around the world -- The contexts of seabed fluid flow -- The nature and origins of flowing fluids -- Shallow gas and gas hydrates -- Migration and seabed features -- Seabed fluid flow and biology -- Seabed fluid flow and mineral precipitation -- Impacts on the hydrosphere and atmosphere -- Implications for man
Summary Seabed fluid flow involves the flow of gases and liquids through the sea bed. Such fluids have been found to leak through the seabed into the marine environment in seas and oceans around the world - from the coasts to deep ocean trenches. This geological phenomenon has widespread implications for the sub-seabed, seabed, and marine environments. Seabed fluid flow affects seabed morphology, mineralization, and benthic ecology. Natural fluid emissions also have a significant impact on the composition of the oceans and atmosphere; and gas hydrates and hydrothermal minerals are potential future resources. This book describes seabed fluid flow features and processes, and demonstrates their importance to human activities and natural environments. It is targeted at research scientists and professionals with interests in the marine environment. Colour versions of many of the illustrations, and additional material - most notably feature location maps - can be found at
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-441) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Deep-sea ecology.
Marine sediments -- Gas content.
Ocean bottom.
Upwelling (Oceanography)
Form Electronic book
Author Hovland, M. (Martin)
ISBN 051126836X
0511269390 (electronic bk.)
0511269951 (electronic bk.)
9780511269394 (electronic bk.)
9780511269950 (electronic bk.)