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Weakly depositing turbidity current on a small slope

Author(s): S. Altinakar; W. H. Graf; E. J. Hopfinger

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Abstract: The influence ofa small slope and weak sedimentation on the behavior of non-conservative turbidity current heads are experimentally investigated. Experiments are carried out in the slope range 0°≤Θ≤2.1° with two different sediments to get a reasonably wide range of the ratio of fall velocity of particles, v s, to the velocity of the head, U f. The limiting case of v s = 0 (conservative gravity current) is investigated by a series of saline gravity current experiments.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221689009499147

Year: 1990

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