The fluid dynamics of natural turbidity currents, Lillooet Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Jim Best, School of Earth Sciences

This website describes the outcome of two field studies at the University of Leeds, that examined the dynamics of density currents generated by river inflow into Lillooet Lake. This website presents the background to the study, details of the methodology as well as photographs and graphical representations of the findings. The study provides the first dataset from natural sediment-laden turbidity currents and bridges the gap between natural currents and laboratory and numerical simulations.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Clastics , Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediment Transport and Deposition
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Sediments/Sedimentary Rocks: Clastics
Topics: Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology:Sediment Transport and Deposition, Sedimentary Structures, Earth surface
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Sedimentary GeologyKeyword: sedimentology