Definition of upwelling
: the process or an instance of rising or appearing to rise to the surface and flowing outward; especially : the process of upward movement to the ocean surface of deeper cold usually nutrient-rich waters especially along some shores due to the offshore movement of surface waters (as from the action of winds and the Coriolis force)
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