Coriolis forces influence the secondary circulation of gravity currents flowing in large-scale sinuous submarine channel systems: SECONDARY CIRCULATION BY CORIOLIS FORCES

@inproceedings{Cossu2010CoriolisFI,
  title={Coriolis forces influence the secondary circulation of gravity currents flowing in large-scale sinuous submarine channel systems: SECONDARY CIRCULATION BY CORIOLIS FORCES},
  author={Remo Cossu and Mathew G. Wells},
  year={2010}
}
[1] A combination of centrifugal and Coriolis forces drive the secondary circulation of turbidity currents in sinuous channels, and hence determine where erosion and deposition of sediment occur. Using laboratory experiments we show that when centrifugal forces dominate, the density interface shows a superelevation at the outside of a channel bend. However when Coriolis forces dominate, the interface is always deflected to the right (in the Northern Hemisphere) for both left and right turning… CONTINUE READING

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