Series: Developments in Marine Geology

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
Book Series: Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environments

Most recent volume

Volume 7. Earth and Life Processes Discovered from Subseafloor Environments

Published: 10th December 2014 Series Volume Editors: Ruediger Stein Donna Blackman Fumio Inagaki Hans-Christian Larsen

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP: 2000-2013) has provided crucial records of past and present processes and interactions within and between the biosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere. Research in IODP encompasses a wide range of fundamental and applied issues that affect society, such as global climate change, biodiversity, the origin of life, natural hazards involving the study of earthquakes processes, and the internal structure and dynamics of our planet. This compilation of major findings from the 2003-2013/14 phase of IODP, focusing on scientific results rather than description of data acquisition and early inferences, provides invaluable information. Anyone wondering what scientific drilling can achieve will gain quick understanding of the range of questions that are uniquely addressed with this methodology and the ways these data dovetail with other regional information. The excitement of breakthrough findings that occasionally accompanies a drilling project will be evident.

IODP obtained unique records from the global ocean basins during the 2003-2013 program phase. This book highlights findings in three theme areas: Subseafloor life and the marine biosphere; Earth's changing environments; and Dynamics of the solid Earth. Each core or borehole log provides a window revealing insights that no other data achieve.

Additional volumes

Volume 6. Geology of the China Seas

Published: 1st June 2014 Authors: Pinxian Wang Qianyu Li Chun-Feng Li

Volume 5. Quaternary Coral Reef Systems

Published: 13th August 2009 Authors: Lucien Montaggioni Colin Braithwaite

Volume 4. Shore Processes and their Palaeoenvironmental Applications

Published: 27th November 2008 Author: Edward Anthony

Volume 3. Global Sedimentology of the Ocean

Published: 6th October 2008 Author: Christian Robert

Volume 2. Arctic Ocean Sediments: Processes, Proxies, and Paleoenvironment

Published: 22nd July 2008 Author: R. Stein

Volume 1. Proxies in Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography

Published: 25th May 2007 Editors: C. Hillaire-Marcel Anne de Vernal