New Research Reveals Clearer Picture of Upwelling

(05/14/19)

That Feeds West Coast Marine Ecosystem

Great volumes of nutrient-rich water welling up from the deep ocean fuel the West Coast’s great diversity of marine life.

Now scientists using satellite images, research buoys, ocean models, and other ocean monitoring tools have brought the upwelling into much sharper focus, measuring even the velocity of the water and the amount of nutrients that it delivers.

Scientists described new “upwelling indices,” which represent a breakthrough in understanding the biological engine that.................................................


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