Threshold velocity

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Term: Threshold velocity
Definition: Velocity required to cause entrainment in the erosional agents of wind, water or ice. Threshold velocity is usually higher than the velocity required for transport because factors like particle cohesion. Also see critical entrainment velocity.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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