Discussion of: Experimental test of autosuspension (southard and mackintosh, 1981)

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The use of a pipe‐flow experiment for testing autosuspension criteria is criticized. It is argued that the proposed criterion for autosuspension is a necessary but not a sufficient condition, and that an analysis of turbidity currents can fill this gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-510
Number of pages4
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Autosuspension
  • Turbidity currents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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