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Application of Hydraulics to the Study of Marine Turbidity Currents

By
Henry W. Menard
Henry W. Menard
U. S. Navy Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, Calif., and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif.
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John C. Ludwick
John C. Ludwick
U. S. Navy Electronics Laboratory, San Diego, Calif., and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif.
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Published:
January 01, 1951

Abstract

Hydraulic observations and theories which are applicable to marine turbidity currents are summarized and discussed. Emphasis is placed on (1) the probable density of marine turbidity currents, (2) the development of boundary waves, (3) the effect of a vertical density gradient in turbidity current, and (4) the development of interflows in a stratified ocean.

The behavior of marine turbidity currents in eroding, transporting, and depositing sediment is inferred.

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SEPM Special Publication

Turbidity Currents and the Transportaton of Coarse Sediments to Deep Water

J. L. Hough
J. L. Hough
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9781565762039
Publication date:
January 01, 1951

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