Marine Geo-Hazards in China

Marine Geo-Hazards in China

1st Edition - June 20, 2017

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  • Author: Yin-can YE
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128127261
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128121

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Marine Geo-Hazards in China, the first book to focus specifically on potential marine geological hazards in China, includes 19 chapters with varying focus on key issues surrounding the topic.Early chapters discuss the historical background, research progress, and geological environments in China's sea area. Next, multiple chapters present special topics on geological hazards in China's sea area, including its disaster pregnant environment, mechanisms of disaster change, the development regularity and disaster formation process, and existing or potential dangers and countermeasures. Final chapters present the latest information on the distribution, development, assessment, and risk analysis of marine geological hazards.This book is an important source of information for government and local policymakers, environmental and marine scientists, and engineers.

Key Features

  • Discusses the background, current research, and systematically reviews the history, major advances in the studies in the field, and demonstrates the development prospect of this subject
  • Contains and summarizes the author’s longstanding achievements in the field, as well as includes a wide range of researches conducted both locally and overseas
  • Systematically summarizes the basic characteristics of the distribution and development of the main types of geological hazards in China seas
  • Puts forward the scheme of marine geological disaster regionalization of China, and is significant for researches in other countries or regions


Researchers, Technicians, Marine Geologists, Environmental Geologists, Ocean Engineers, Disaster prevention engineers, Government and local policy makers

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    1. Introduction
    2. Geographic and Geological Environments in China Seas
    3. Classification Principles and Scheme of Marine Hazardous Geology and Geological Hazards
    4. Active Faults in China Seas
    5. Earthquakes and Tsunami in China Seas
    6. Submarine Volcano
    7. Submarine Landslides
    8. Turbidity Current
    9. Submarine Sand Wave and Sand Ridges
    10. Coastal Erosions and Harbor Siltation
    11. Foundation Scour and Preventive Measures of Offshore Structures
    12. Liquefaction of Sandy Soil in Seabed
    13. Shallow Natural Gases
    14. Fluctuation of Sea Level
    15. Seawater Intrusion
    16. Coastal Land Subsidence
    17. Marine Soft Clay
    18. Ancient River Course and Delta at the Seafloor
    19. Development Rules of Hazardous Geology and Regionalization in China

Product details

  • No. of pages: 794
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: June 20, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128127261
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128128121

About the Author

Yin-can YE

Professor Ye graduated from the Department of Geology, Nanjing University in 1966. He works as the General Engineer of Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China, with more than 40-years’ experience on marine engineering geology, engineering geophysics, oceanography, and application research in key technology of ocean engineering construction. He led many researches on marine geo-hazards, marine environment and safety engineering, seafloor detection, and in-situ test techniques. Until now, Prof. Ye published more than 90 papers and 3 books, edited 2 national technical standards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and General Engineer, Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Hangzhou, China

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