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turbidity current
(English) A highly turbid, relatively dense current carrying large quantities of clay, silt, and sand in suspension which flows down a submarine slope through less dense sea water. (See also: sand, canyon, turbidity)
corente túrbida
(Portuguese) Corrente muito túrbida, relativamente densa contendo grandes quantidades de argila, silte e areia em suspensão que desce ao longo de uma vertente. (See also: sand, canyon, turbidity)

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