Particulate gravity currents: perspectives

J. Peakall, M. Felix, W. D. McCaffrey, Benjamin Charles Kneller

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Abstract

Recent advances in particulate gravity current research are reviewed and future research areas that demand attention are highlighted. In particular, progress in the following areas is discussed: physical modelling; mathematical modelling approaches, fluid entrainment and detrainment individual flow processes; and new insights from field research. Research on particulate gravity currents has largely been based on individual flow-types, such as turbidity currents, and has often been pursued using a single research approach (e.g. fieldwork, experimental modelling or numerical modelling). There is great scope to integrate further the different approaches to the study of gravity currents, and in so doing rapidly to improve our understanding of these important flows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Particulate gravity currents, International Association of Sedimentologists (eds. McCaffrey,W. D.;Kneller,B. C.;Peakall,J.), Blackwell Sciences, Oxford
Place of PublicationIn: Particulate gravity currents, International Association of Sedimentologists (eds. McCaffrey,W. D.;Kneller,B. C.;Peakall,J.), Blackwell Sciences, Oxford
Pages1-8
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • TURBIDITY CURRENTS
  • TURBULENCE STRUCTURE
  • SUSPENDED SEDIMENT
  • VERTICAL STRUCTURE
  • SUSPENSION FLOWS
  • LIQUID FLOWS
  • DEBRIS FLOWS
  • DENSITY
  • VELOCITY
  • PREDICTION

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Peakall, J., Felix, M., McCaffrey, W. D., & Kneller, B. C. (2001). Particulate gravity currents: perspectives. In In: Particulate gravity currents, International Association of Sedimentologists (eds. McCaffrey,W. D.;Kneller,B. C.;Peakall,J.), Blackwell Sciences, Oxford (pp. 1-8).