Developments in Marine Geology is a book series designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of marine geology, geochemistry and geophysics. The series encompasses the entire range of the discipline from field and laboratory techniques to regional synthesis of marine sedimentary systems. Topics include subjects as diverse as seafloor hydrothermal systems, beach dynamics, early digenesis microbiological studies in sediments, paleoclimate studies and geodynamics investigations on the ocean and sea floor. Proposals should concern the marine realm and deal with geology, rocks, sediments, and the physical and chemical processes affecting them. For more information about the series or to submit a proposal, please contact the Series Editor or the Acquisitions Editor, Susan Dennis at susan.dennis@Elsevier.com.