upwelling

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upwelling

an upward movement of water masses that results in nutrients being brought to the surface. Regions of upwelling are regions of high ocean productivity, occurring, for example, off the Peruvian coast where there are major stocks of anchovies.
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In this work, we assessed whether size-structure by itself can predict grazing impact of copepods on primary production in two highly productive coastal upwelling sites off Chile.
The SW Baja California Peninsula margin is characterized by coastal upwelling, the presence of an intense oxygen minimum zone and the Bahia Magdalena-Almejas lagoon complex that contains 90% of mangroves in Baja California Sur.
Moreover, this part of the Black Sea is known for frequent coastal upwellings (caused by the forcing by persistent winds) and other non-stationary processes in autumn and spring seasons.
TMP increased from north to south and from summer to fall, indicating stronger coastal upwelling in summer and north of Pt.
Washington, December 17 (ANI): In a new study, a team of scientists, using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, has suggested that coastal upwelling off the California coast was sustained in this period even though sea surface temperatures were several degrees higher than today.
Phytoplankton size structure during and after the 1997198 El Nino in a coastal upwelling area of the northern Humboldt Current System.
Coastal upwelling in the Baltic Sea--satellite and in situ measurements of sea-surface temperatures indicating coastal upwelling.
However, along the shelf and slope off Washington, Oregon, and California, predominately northerly wind stress between April and September (summer) drives coastal upwelling and meandering equatorward surface flow, while southerly, downwelling- favorable winds and poleward flow prevail during the remaining (winter) months (Hickey, 1979; Huyer, 1983; Hickey, 1989a; Thomson et al.
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