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  • n. The sinking of a higher density medium through a lower density one


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  • Heck, I didn’t care what he called downwelling IR, I just wanted to discuss it.

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  • The seasonal retreat of sea ice from shelf domains to the deep Arctic Basin, anticipated as soon as 2020 (Tables 9.2 and 9.3, and Chapter 6), will expose the shelf-break region to upwelling - and downwelling favorable winds, both for longer and more often.

    Anticipated changes in physical conditions in the Arctic

  • An increase in surface albedo leads to an increase in downwelling UV radiation, as part of the radiation that is reflected upward is backscattered by air molecules or clouds.

    Factors affecting surface ultraviolet radiation levels in the Arctic

  • For a map of surface current patterns during the southeast and northwest monsoon and for the locations of areas of upwelling and downwelling during both periods, see Wyrtki (1958), and Zijlstra and Baars, 1990, p. 56.

    Indonesian Sea large marine ecosystem

  • There are marked changes in the abundance, activity and composition of almost all components of the pelagic system of the Banda Sea, related to the monsoon-induced alternation between periods of upwelling and downwelling (see Zijlstra and Baars, 1990).

    Indonesian Sea large marine ecosystem

  • The downwelling of this water is caused by high levels of evaporation that cool and increase the salinity of the seawater as it flows poleward.

    Ocean circulation

  • The downwelling (sinking) of this cold, dense, saline water takes place between Northern Europe and Greenland and just north of of Labrador, Canada.

    Ocean circulation

  • It is also generally accepted that the total downwelling radiation is about 325 W/m2.

    Critique of Stern « Climate Audit

  • It is also generally accepted that the total downwelling “greenhouse” radiation is about 325 W/m2.

    Solar Proxies « Climate Audit

  • Over the years, there is a dynamic equilibrium between them, where temperature is the main driver: with higher seawater temperatures (tropics), CO2 is desorbed from the oceans surface, with lower temperatures it is absorbed (near the Arctic, mainly at the THC downwelling regions).

    RMS and Sulphate Emissions « Climate Audit


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  • the downward flowing of water.

    July 24, 2008