density-current

density current

noun Geology, Oceanography.
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turbidity current

noun Geology.
a turbid, dense current of sediments in suspension moving along the slope and bottom of a lake or ocean.
Also called density current.
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turbidity current
 
n
a swirling mass of water and suspended material stirred up by a tsunami, a storm, a river in flood, etc

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turbidity current   (tər-bĭd'ĭ-tē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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