Cold Seep Systems

Show simple item record Ceramicola, Silvia Dupré, Stéphanie Somoza Losada, Luis Woodside, John 2021-07-07T08:39:27Z 2021-07-07T08:39:27Z 2017-07-19
dc.identifier.citation Submarine Geomorphology, 367-387 es_ES
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-57852-1
dc.description.abstract ‘Cold’ seeps (or cold vents) are seafloor manifestations of fluid migration through sediments from the subsurface to the seabed and into the water column, and may reach the atmosphere. They are an important but not fully understood process in our oceans that has important repercussions on human society and on the climate. Modern sonar systems can obtain seafloor images of cold seep features from tens to thousands of meters wide with metric resolution, providing key information on the formation and evolution of the various seabed expressions of cold seeps. In this chapter we attempt to address cold seep systems with an emphasis on their origin, evolution, form, and occurrence, approaching them primarily from their morphologies and the acoustic character of the seafloor and near bottom erupted sediments. We address morphological characteristics of mud volcanoes, pockmarks, carbonate-related structures including MDAC, AOM and giant carbonate mounds and ridges, offering various examples mainly from recent discoveries in Mediterranean region which are among the most spectacular and most frequently cited examples. Detailed focus on topics such as acoustic backscatter, brine pools, etc. have been described in separate gray boxes of text with the aim to highlight their particular significance. Finally, gaps in knowledge and key research questions on cold seep studies have been outlined with the aim of orienting young researchers and students towards those topics that deserve the highest attention as they are still unresolved. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Italia es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship FREMER Laboratoire Aléas géologiques et Dynamique Sédimentaire Centre Bretagne, Francia es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Área de Geología Marina, Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, España es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Lyngby Marine Geophysical Research, Países Bajos es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.publisher Springer es_ES
dc.rights Acceso abierto es_ES
dc.subject Cold Seeps es_ES
dc.subject Methane-derived Authigenic Carbonates (MDACs) es_ES
dc.subject Giant Carbonate Mounds es_ES
dc.subject Seafloor es_ES
dc.subject Cold Vents es_ES
dc.title Cold Seep Systems es_ES
dc.type Postprint es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion es_ES
dc.identifier.doi es_ES
dc.coverage.spatialStudy Mar Mediterráneo es_ES

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