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Mathematical modelling of turbidity currents

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Turbidity currents are one of the primary means of transport of sediment in the ocean. They are fast-moving, destructive fluid flows which are able to entrain sediment from the seabed and accelerate downslope in a process known as `ignition'. In this thesis, we investigate one particular model for turbidity currents; the `Parker model' of Parker, Pantin and Fukushima (1986), which models the current as a continuous sediment stream and consists of four equations for the depth, velocity, sed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Mathematical Institute
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
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