Coupling between suspended sediment distribution and turbulence structure in a laboratory turbidity current

@inproceedings{Baas2005CouplingBS,
  title={Coupling between suspended sediment distribution and turbulence structure in a laboratory turbidity current},
  author={Jaco H. Baas and William D. McCaffrey and Peter D. W. Haughton},
  year={2005}
}
  • Jaco H. Baas, William D. McCaffrey, Peter D. W. Haughton
  • Published 2005
[1] A detailed laboratory experiment reveals the coupling between flow and suspended sediment properties (velocity, turbulence, concentration, and granulometry) in a lowdensity, depositional turbidity current. A model is proposed that explains spatial variation in the coupling through size segregation and mixing controlled by the interplay between upward directed turbulence and gravitational settling of suspended particles. The head of the flow is strongly turbulent, relatively well mixed… CONTINUE READING

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