Dense Bottom Currents

  • Flemming Bo Pedersen
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 18)


A dense bottom current or a light roof current is the flow created by a source of mass, momentum, and buoyancy flowing into an ambient fluid in such a way that the flow is bounded by the fixed wall and the interface. The dense bottom currents and light roof currents are primarily driven by buoyancy forces.


Richardson Number Buoyancy Flux Katabatic Wind Bulk Richardson Number Bornholm Basin 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Flemming Bo Pedersen
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  1. 1.Institute of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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