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|Title: ||Editorial: submarine geomorphology: new views on an 'unseen' landscape|
|Authors: ||Hillier, John K.|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© The Authors Journal Compilation © Blackwell Publishing Ltd, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers and International Association of Sedimentologists|
|Citation: ||HILLIER, J.K., TILMANN, F. and HOVIUS, N., 2008. Editorial: submarine geomorphology: new views on an 'unseen' landscape. Basin Research, 20 (4), pp. 467 - 472.|
|Abstract: ||Geomorphology, one of the oldest disciplines in the geosciences,
is undergoing a rebirth in the submarine environment.
2D (i.e. gridded) high-resolution bathymetry data
offers exciting views of ever more of this hidden landscape,
allowing a much improved understanding of both the solid
Earth and Earth surface processes that shape the seabed.
Such geomorphology is particularly powerful when
convolved with geophysical techniques that image the
sub-seafloor to form 3D studies.
This journal issue promotes a vision where submarine
geomorphology i) unites processes typically studied in
sub-aerial geomorphology (e.g. landsliding & channel erosion)
and marine geophysics (e.g. volcanism, tectonics &
geodynamics) ii) strives to progress beyond purely qualitative
methods and to employ quantitative approaches in analyses
and iii) integrates bathymetry with other surface or
subsurface data to enhance the analysis. The aim in bringing
together work on the various causes and consequences
of the underwater landscape is to endorse interaction and
knowledge transfer between disciplines and study areas.
This editorial highlights the links between submarine
geomorphology, geophysics, Earth surface processes and
bathymetry. Questions from the issue reviewed here include:
How does the Earth melt? How does seafloor morphology
affect the size of subduction earthquakes? What is
the interconnection between submarinemass-wasting and
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Basin Research [© the authors journal compilation © Blackwell Publishing Ltd, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers and International Association of Sedimentologists] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2117.2008.00387.x|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2117.2008.00387.x|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Geography and Environment)|
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