Accession Number:

ADA625904

Title:

The Role of Physicochemical Processes in Sediment Transport by Turbidity Currents

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Understanding of sediment transport by debris flows and turbidity currents is necessary to support Navy activities related to mine burial and strata formation processes. The long term goal of this effort is to provide quantitative tools to predict the transport and deposition of sediments in turbidity currents. Considerable previous work has focused on analyzing the physical aspects of debris flows and turbidity currents. Physicochemical particle-particle interactions may also influence such sediment transport phenomena, but the significance of these processes has not been evaluated. This project will contribute understanding of the role of particle-particle interactions within turbidity currents.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE