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Also known as turbidity flow.

A generally turbulent, subaqueous current of suspended sediment driven by gravity, flowing downslope and with the potential of even flowing upslope.

Turbidity currents occour in non-marine to marine, shallow to deep water environments and can be generated by storms, the entry of sediment laden river plumes, shelf currents or slope failure.

Turbidity currents are a defining characteristic within sedimentary deposits.

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