What does the term "upwelling" mean? ?


Upwelling is an oceanographic phenomenon in which deep, cold water rises toward the surface. It occurs when wind blow across the ocean surface and pushes water away then the water rises up from below the surface to replace the water that was pushed away.
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It is when cool air sinks into the ground and hot air rises up into the atmosphere. It is when cool air sinks into the ground and hot air rises up into the atmosphere.
(ŭp-wĕl') intr.v. , -welled , -well·ing , -wells . To rise from a lower or inner source; well up: tears upwelling in my eyes.
When the wind blows parallel to the coastline, upwelling will occur. As waters are pushed
I assume you mean an oceanic upwelling as that is what the term is mostly commonly used for. Oceanic upwelling brings colder, nutrient rich water to the surface replacing warmer,
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an act or instance of welling up: an upwelling of public support; an upwelling of emotion in his voice.
Oceanography the process by which warm, less-dense surface water is drawn away from along a shore by offshore currents and replaced by cold, denser water brought up from the subsurface.
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Upwelling is when benthic nutrients are raised to the surface of water. This usually occurs in regions that have a flow of water that brings about currents that have different temperatures.
Upwelling occurs when dense and cooler motion move towards the ocean's surface. As a result of upwelling an increase in fish productivity develops. You can find more information here: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/eln/upw.rxml
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