density current

density current

noun Geology.

  1. a turbid, dense current of sediments in suspension moving along the slope and bottom of a lake or ocean.

noun Geology, Oceanography.

  1. turbidity current.


  1. a swirling mass of water and suspended material stirred up by a tsunami, a storm, a river in flood, etc

  1. A swift downhill current in water, air, or other fluid, triggered by the weight of suspended material such as silt in a current flowing down a continental shelf or snow in an avalanche.

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