Steady Turbidity Current

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Steady Turbidity Current
Turbidity Current Movie from Gary Parker, St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota.

The configuration of the basin is of a fill and spill geometry, where the turbidity current runs into a silled basin beyond which it overflows down into a lower basin floor.

A steady turbidity current is sustained. Density and slopes are adjusted so that the flow moves from laminar flow to fully turbulent flow as it accelerates down slope. Useful to show hydraulic jump and demonstrate that turbidity currents must be turbid by not necessarily turbulent.

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