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First direct measurements of hydraulic jumps in an active submarine density current (2013)
Journal Article
Sumner, E. J., Peakall, J., Parsons, D. R., Wynn, R. B., Darby, S. E., Dorrell, R. M., …White, D. (2013). First direct measurements of hydraulic jumps in an active submarine density current. Geophysical research letters, 40(22), 5904-5908. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013gl057862

For almost half a century, it has been suspected that hydraulic jumps, which consist of a sudden decrease in downstream velocity and increase in flow thickness, are an important feature of submarine density currents such as turbidity currents and deb... Read More

Superelevation and overspill control secondary flow dynamics in submarine channels (2013)
Journal Article
Dorrell, R., Parsons, D., Darby, S., Peakall, J., Sumner, E., & Wynn, R. B. (2013). Superelevation and overspill control secondary flow dynamics in submarine channels. Journal of geophysical research. C, Oceans, 118(8), 3895-3915. https://doi.org/10.1002/jgrc.20277

In subaerial and submarine meander bends, fluid flow travels downstream in a helical spiral, the structure of which is determined by centrifugal, hydrostatic, baroclinic, and Coriolis forces that together balance frictional stresses generated by the... Read More