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E. J. Sumner, J. Peakall, D. R. Parsons, R. B. Wynn, S. E. Darby, R. M. Dorrell, S. D. McPhail, J. Perrett, A. Webb and D. White First direct measurements of hydraulic jumps in an active submarine density current Geophysical Research Letters 40

Version of Record online: 19 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/2013GL057862

Key Points

  • We demonstrate the existence of hydraulic jumps in submarine density currents
  • Hydraulic jumps enhance sediment suspension, rather than causing deposition
  • We show that methods currently used to calculate key flow parameters are flawed

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