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Turbidity current

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Turbidity Currents

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Turbidity current in Mendocino Canyon

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What is a turbidity current? | Turbidity current | studyinggeology.com

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Turbidity Current 1

A turbidity current is most typically an underwater current of usually rapidly moving, sediment-laden water moving down a slope. Turbidity currents can also occur in other fluids besides water.
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  • Definition 

  • Triggers 

  • Effect on ocean floor 

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  • Prediction 

  • Examples of turbidity currents