In many ocean dumping cases, settleable solids are introduced at the sea surface, fall through the water column, and come to rest on the sea bed a significant horizontal distance from the dump point. Classical stream sedimentation analysis is extended to the case of net downward sediment flux to describe three regimes of particle settling: (a) unaffected by turbulence, (b) influenced by turbulence, (c) dominated by turbulent diffusion. A procedure for computing particle trajectories is presented.
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J A French; Effects of Turbulent Suspension on Trajectories of Settling Particles. Water Sci Technol 1 March 1982; 14 (3): 25–31. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1982.0006
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