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Upwelling takes place when strong northwest winds move surface water away from the shore, allowing cold water, rich in nitrate, silicate and other nutrients, from deep in the ocean to rise to the surface.
An alternative would be to add pulverized reflective rock-like silicate to the soil surface.
As a result, the cycling of water, CO2, chlorine, sulfur and silicate material between the mantle , crust, oceans and atmosphere in subduction zones can be examined and all stages of back-arc development are present in the IBM as a whole.
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Origin and Etymology of silicate
First Known Use: 1811See Words from the same year
SILICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of silicate for English Language Learners
: a chemical that contains silicon and that is used in building materials (such as bricks, cement, and glass)
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