turbidity : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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 .