- A gravity-induced flow of one current through, over, or under another, owing to density differences. Factors affecting density differences include temperature, salinity, and concentration of suspended particles.
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density current — Geol., Oceanog. See turbidity current. * * * density current, 1. Physics. the passage by gravity of a liquid or gas through or around a fluid of slightly different density. 2. = turbidity current. (Cf. ↑turbidity current) … Useful english dictionary
density current — Geol., Oceanog. See turbidity current. * * * Any current in either a liquid or a gas that is kept in motion by the force of gravity acting on small differences in density. A density difference can exist between two fluids or between different… … Universalium
density current — /ˈdɛnsəti kʌrənt/ (say densuhtee kuruhnt) noun a current, as in a liquid or a gas, which is kept flowing by gravity acting on small differences in density, as those created by differences in temperature, salinity and turbidity … Australian English dictionary
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current — currently, adv. /kerr euhnt, kur /, adj. 1. passing in time; belonging to the time actually passing: the current month. 2. prevalent; customary: the current practice. 3. popular; in vogue: current fashions. 4. new; present; most recent: the… … Universalium
density — /ˈdɛnsəti / (say densuhtee) noun (plural densities) 1. the state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition. 2. stupidity. 3. Physics a. the mass per unit of volume. b. the amount per unit of volume or per unit of… … Australian English dictionary
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