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What is a turbidity current?

12 January 2015, 12:18 pm

Turbidity currents can be caused by earthquakes, collapsing slopes, and other geological disturbances. Once set in motion, the turbid water rushes downward and can change the physical shape of the sea floor.

A turbidity current is a rapid, downhill flow of water caused by increased density due to high amounts of sediment.

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