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Marine Geo-Hazards in China - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127261, 9780128128121

Marine Geo-Hazards in China

1st Edition

Author: Yin-can YE
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128127261
eBook ISBN: 9780128128121
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th June 2017
Page Count: 794
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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


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


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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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