Accession Number:

ADA625966

Title:

Turbidity Currents, Bedforms, and Gullies

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Our main goal is the development of physically-based models for submarine sediment movement that can be used to predict the initiation, spatial development, and time duration of mud flows and turbidity currents. Of particular interest are the characteristics of the sedimentary deposits generated by density underflows, mainly their capability to develop bed forms and gullies by means of sediment erosion and deposition and their role in the formation of strata in continental margins.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE