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ter bi duh tee

  • n  muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended

  • The turbidity currents probably started near land.
  • Marine biologists call this the zone of maximum turbidity -- literally, where the water becomes cloudy from mixing.
  • Heezen also studied the role of turbidity currents (underwater rivers of mud) in shaping the contours of the sea floor, and theorized that glassy particles called tektites in the .

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