A volume in honor of William R. Normark, known to all of us as simply Bill, is an appropriate contribution to the memory of a great scientist, an extraordinary mentor, and an unrivaled friend. Editors and authors were energized by the opportunity to craft such a volume: to us Bill was a friend, a colleague, and an insightful peer always ready to share new ideas.
The ideal venue for this collection of work in honor of Bill's memory is Geosphere, which demonstrates applications of new technologies in earth science, including deep-sea exploration, and advocates new ways of doing and reporting science in a provocative yet rigorous way. The range of papers reflects the broad scope of Bill's interests and scientific impact. We trust it is a suitable memorial to a remarkable scientist and dear friend, and we are convinced that these contributions will be of high import to the broader scientific community.
The most recent papers are at the bottom of the list.
Fildani et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 290-293, doi:10.1130/GES00660.1
Introduction: Exploring the deep sea and beyond: Contributions to marine geology in honor of William R. Normark
Paull et al.
Geosphere, 2010, v. 6, p. 755-774, doi:10.1130/GES00527.1
Origins of large crescent-shaped bedforms within the axial channel of Monterey Canyon, offshore California
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 294-304, doi:10.1130/GES00601.1
Modeling of submarine cyclic steps: Controls on their formation, migration, and architecture
Marsaglia et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 305-312, doi:10.1130/GES00621.1
Linking a late Miocene-Pliocene hiatus in the deep-sea Bounty Fan off South Island, New Zealand, to onshore tectonism and lacustrine sediment storage
Covault et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 313-332, doi:10.1130/GES00610.1
The natural range of submarine canyon-and-channel longitudinal profiles
Moore et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 684-693, doi:10.1130/GES00613.1
Threshold of borehole failure: Breaking in before breaking out, Mississippi fan, Gulf of Mexico
Reece et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 830-844, doi:10.1130/GES00654.1
Tectonic and climatic influence on the evolution of the Surveyor Fan and Channel system, Gulf of Alaska
Macdonald et al.
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 845-867, doi:10.1130/GES00611.1
New insights into the morphology, fill, and remarkable longevity ( >0.2 m.y.) of modern deep-water erosional scours along the northeast Atlantic margin
Geosphere, 2011, v. 7, p. 868-876, doi:10.1130/GES00640.1
Measuring currents in submarine canyons: Technological and scientific progress in the past 30 years
Field-scale numerical modeling of breaching as a mechanism for generating continuous turbidity currents