Initiation of Density Currents in Diverging Channels: Comparison of Field and Laboratory Data

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by H. F. Stefan, Univ of Minnesota, United States,
T. R. Johnson, Univ of Minnesota, United States,
G. J. Farrell, Univ of Minnesota, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The transition from free surface channel flow to a submerged density current has been investigated in the laboratory. A set of field data has been collected at a wastewater effluent site. Field results are compared with laboratory data.

Subject Headings: Density currents | Channel flow | Field tests | Laboratory tests | Fluid flow | Free flow | Flow measurement | Free surfaces |

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