Self-accelerating turbidity currents.

Gary Parker, H. M. Pantin, Y. Fukushima

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Considers self-accelerating turbidity currents for the case of a steady continuous current developing in the downstream direction. Uses the basic (vertically integrated) equations in the backwater form and presents the closure hypotheses. The three equation model may be extended to a four equation scheme with consideration of the dynamics of turbulence. Predictions for Scripps submarine canyon are presented. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Journal[No source information available]
Issue number(Munich, Fed. Rep. Germany: Jun. 11-15, 1985)
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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