hyperpycnal flow At a river mouth, a flow of river water that is denser than the water in the basin receiving it. This occurs during floods. The denser water flows beneath the basin water, as a density current, carrying sediment beyond the shore and inhibiting the progradation of a delta. Compare HOMOPYCNAL FLOW; and HYPOPYCNAL FLOW.
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