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downwelling

the downward movement of surface waters caused by the convergence of water masses or by waters meeting a coastline.
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The situation where a sequence of upwellings is followed by downwellings of comparable extent is rarely observed; for example, upwelling-downwelling cycles in a sensitive coastal system are modelled in [5].
Coastal upwellings and downwellings are generally not periodic phenomena.
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 changing wind regime in the coastlines of the Baltic Basin might have caused an alternation of upwellings and downwellings (Fig.
The mechanism supposedly regulating the primary bioproductivity and oxygen content of bottom waters and sediment of the deep shelf was alternation of wind-induced up- and downwellings.
Olson sees similar sinking features in his internally heated oil tanks, and other researchers have observed the sheet-like downwellings in computer models of convection.