Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of rising up from or as if from a lower source.
  • noun A process in which cold, often nutrient-rich waters from the ocean depths rise to the surface.

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  • noun An upward movement from a lower source.
  • noun the oceanographic phenomenon that occurs when strong, usually seasonal, winds push water away from the coast, bringing cold, nutrient-rich deep waters up to the surface

Etymologies

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From up- +‎ welling.

Examples

  • Every seven years, due to the interference of El Niño currents the cold water upwelling is altered.

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Deep ocean currents surface near Antarctica a process called upwelling, bringing with them lots of nutrients and dissolved carbon dioxide.

    Ars Technica

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Andrus and colleagues at the University of Arizona and the University of Maine, were awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a better understanding of a deep ocean phenomenon known as upwelling and its impact on the climate and the economy of the people who lived in Peru over the past 13,000 years.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • The bloom could have been fed by nutrients washed down the Columbia River from farms in eastern Washington and Oregon, or from an ocean condition known as upwelling, where cold water rich with nutrients is pushed toward the surface by the wind.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The bloom could have been fed by nutrients washed down the Columbia River from farms in eastern Washington and Oregon, or from an ocean condition known as upwelling, where cold water rich with nutrients is pushed toward the surface by the wind.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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