Turbidity Current Movies

Suzanne O'Connell, Will Gladstone, Anne Loyer, Wesleyan University

These turbidity, or density, current movies from Wesleyan University's Learning Objects website show turbidity current experiments conducted in a 1 meter long tank. In the lab, the tank angle and liquid density can be varied to observe various flow patterns which can be digitally recorded and later observed to calculate the different flow rates.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Sedimentary Geology