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turbidity current

noun

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


turbidity current

noun

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


turbidity current

/ tər-bĭdĭ-tē /

  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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