Ekman Transport and Costal Upwelling

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This SeaWiFS image shows the Agulhas and Bengeula currents off of the southern tip of Africa. The upwelling of nutrient rich water is seen here in false color as orange and yellow, representing high concentrations of phytoplankton.

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This resource is referenced here:Keywords: upwelling, currents