First wide-angle view of channelized turbidity currents links migrating cyclic steps to flow characteristics

@inproceedings{Clarke2016FirstWV,
  title={First wide-angle view of channelized turbidity currents links migrating cyclic steps to flow characteristics},
  author={John E. Hughes Clarke},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2016}
}
Field observations of turbidity currents remain scarce, and thus there is continued debate about their internal structure and how they modify underlying bedforms. Here, I present the results of a new imaging method that examines multiple surge-like turbidity currents within a delta front channel, as they pass over crescent-shaped bedforms. Seven discrete flows over a 2-h period vary in speed from 0.5 to 3.0 ms(-1). Only flows that exhibit a distinct acoustically attenuating layer at the base… CONTINUE READING
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