The Role of Physicochemical Processes in Sediment Transport by Turbidity Currents
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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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.
- Physical Chemistry
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography