|Author(s)||Heerema Catharina Janna1|
|Thesis supervisor||Peter J Talling|
|Thesis co-supervisor||Cartigny Matthieu JB|
Underwater sediment density flows, including turbidity currents, are capable of transporting vast amounts of sediment, nutrients and pollutants to the deep-sea. These flows can be powerful, causing damage to seafloor infrastructure. Understanding how the flow velocity and magnitude develops over distance is thus important for risk assessments, as well as determining sediment fluxes. However, as few direct measurements are available, these flows remain rather poorly understood. This thesis aims to use three direct monitoring datasets from three different oceanographic settings worldwide that have captured turbidity currents in unusual detail, allowing for unique analysis of their flow evolution.
Heerema Catharina Janna (2020). Evolution of Turbidity Currents: New insights from direct field measurements. PhD Thesis, University Durham. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00691/80356/