Discontinuous turbidity currents and powder snow avalanches.

Y. Fukushima, G. Parker

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Discontinuous turbidity currents may be caused by earthquakes, submarine landslides, or wave agitation. They are flows of water laden with suspended sediment that move down bottom slopes of bodies of otherwise still water and are propelled by the submerged weight of the sediment. Turbidity currents are not buoyancy conserving due to the erosion and deposition of suspended material: the possibility of self acceleration in the dicontinuous case is investigated using non conservative thermal theory and considering water and sediment entrainment and friction. (A.J.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherAm. Soc.Civ. Engrs
ISBN (Print)0872624072, 9780872624078
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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