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critical flow


in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211944
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726613
critical flow

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Critical flow occurs when the flow velocity in a channel equals the wave velocity generated by a disturbance or obstruction.

Reference Entry.  127 words. 

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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