Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 13 Issue 03

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Volume 13, No. 3
Pages 83 - 84

Geological Perturbations and Consequences of Extreme and Unexpected Phenomena in the Ocean

James P.M. Syvitski
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Have you ever wondered how the ocean and seafloor react to rare but high energy extents, such as tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, extreme river floods, massive iceberg calving events, submarine slides and debris flows, or maybe the perfect storm that could tear apart the ocean bottom? During the 1999 TOS Science Meeting, held in Reno, Nevada (Oceanography V.12, No. 2 and supplement) a group of experts were invited to reflect on geological perturbations and consequences of such extreme events.


Syvitski, J.P.M. 2000. Geological perturbations and consequences of extreme and unexpected phenomena in the ocean. Oceanography 13(3):83–84, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.16.