A sedimentary rock deposited by a turbidity current. Graded bedding is characteristic.
Sediment or rock deposited by a swiftly moving bottom-flowing current (turbidity current). The turbidites of Fossil Basin may reflect periods of rapid expansion of Fossil Lake.
A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.
A graded bed of sediment built up at the base of a submarine slope and deposited by turbidity currents.
debris deposited from an underwater landslide.
A vertical sequence of sediments deposited by a turbidity current. Because the largest particles of the current settle first a turbidite will be graded deposits with coarsest grain sizes at the bottom and finer grain sizes going upwards.
a sedimentary deposit consisting of material that has moved down the steep slope at the end of the continental shelf
a graded bed often with poorly sorted coarse clastics (e.g., sand) at the base becoming finer (mud) at the top caused by the turbidity current slowing down.
A deposit formed by a turbidity current. Turbidity currents are turbid, sub-aqueous, density flows driven by gravity. They can form on slopes of less than 1 degree and can flow uphill as they can travel at 10km/s. They form when a unstable build-up of sed... More
Rock formed from a rapid, subaqueous sand or mud flow.
a marine clastic sediment deposited by sea bed currents laden with suspended material
The sedimentary deposit of a turbidity current, typically showing graded bedding.
n. The sediments or rocks that formed as a result of a turbidity flow.
deposit of sediment from a turbidity current. Such currents are dense, muddy suspensions produced on steep slopes in lakes or seas by slumping and sliding of soft sediment. Turbidites usually indicate conditions of rapid sedimentation in unstable environments.
A sediment deposited by a turbidity current.
Turbidite geological formations have their origins in turbidity current deposits, deposits from a form of underwater avalanche that are responsible for distributing vast amounts of clastic sediment into the deep ocean.