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Observed parameters for turbidity-current flow in channels, Reserve Fan, Lake Superior

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

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Abstract

Fine-grained tailings discharged from a taconite-ore processing operation produced turbidity currents that transported the sediment from a small delta into deep water at Silver Bay, Minnesota. Calculations using the average flow speeds (8 to 12 cm/sec) and the dilute concentration of the flow as measured during the experiment yield a value for the drag coefficient that is in remarkable agreement with estimated values commonly used for deriving speeds of turbidity currents using dimensions of submarine channels and properties of the sediments. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Observed parameters for turbidity-current flow in channels, Reserve Fan, Lake Superior
Series title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume
59
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
423
Last page:
431
Number of Pages:
9