Coastal Upwelling Animation

Jennifer Loomis - TERC, McDougall Littel

This site from Exploring Earth features an animation of upwelling in a coastal environment. It shows how onshore winds blowing along a coastline push surface water, which, when combined with the Coriolis effect, moves the water away from the coast. As surface water moves outward, cold, plankton-rich water from the ocean bottom moves toward the coast and rises to replace the displaced surface water.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Special Interest: Complex Systems
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography