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upwelling

[¦əp¦wel·iŋ]
(oceanography)
The process by which water rises from a deeper to a shallower depth, usually as a result of divergence of offshore currents.
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This model seems to work well in absence of coastal upwelling events, since Avalos-Garcia et al.
Via the upwelling, vertical water exchange and diffusion P penetrates into the photic zone and triggers primary productivity (Van Cappellen & Ingall 1994).
Scientists have pointed to the link between climate change and increased upwellings, responsible for algae blooms and possible fish mortality, during the summer months in the Arabian Sea.
The present study of the influence of upwellings and downwellings on water properties in the Gulf of Finland partly relies on the data from the mooring stations near the southern coast of the Gulf in 1995-1996.
The results can be used for developing quantitative criteria for the detection of upwelling parameters.
Most undersea creatures select habitats based on water temperature, salt-content and proximity to currents or upwelling areas that carry nutrients, prey and progeny from one place to another; all of these features would be radically altered if circulation slows or stops.
Blue whales congregate at the Bonney Upwelling, off the coast of Robe in South Australia, to feed on krill swarms; the only large feeding area for blue whales in southern Australia.
The current arrangement of the continents means that there are marine regions that are not sufficiently continuous or large enough to contain a circulation in total equilibrium with the rotation of the Earth and with large upwellings, nor even a "normal" tidal regime.
There's money to be made in that murk, but there isn't enough of it except in certain areas like the upwellings off the coast of Peru.
If there are warm upwellings from undersea volcanic eruptions, why hasn't anyone observed them?
In three very long chapters, Max Gauna surveys the essentially Rationalist-Epicurean dissident tradition of unbelief in the literature and cultural-ideological history from antiquity to the early Renaissance, and then analyzes its "upwellings" or resurgent qualities in the Cymbalum Mundi, usually attributed to Bonaventure des Periers, and in Jacques Tahureau's Dialogues.
Coldwater upwellings bedeviled the region's bottom fishing through the summer.