downwelling

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downwelling

[′dau̇n‚wel·iŋ]
(oceanography)
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Two strong downwellings (on 24 July and 27 August) and two smaller ones (on 9 July and 20 July) were observed in the same regions during the period of observations in 1995 (Fig.
The presented results of field measurements confirm that sequences of upwellings and downwellings are rather common phenomena in the summertime near the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
Further evidence of the influence of the up- and downwellings provide measurements, made in 1990, when a fresher water stripe was observed in the middle of the gulf.
This investigation supports the opinion that sequences of up-and downwellings are the most probable mechanism explaining the existence of the fresher water observed in the middle of the Gulf of Finland.
A sequence of downwellings and upwellings produces more saline coastal waters.