Definition of upwelling in English:
A rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid.
- The question of why the plates move gets passed on to the geologists, who appeal to an upwelling of magma that pushes them apart.
- In certain areas of these coral reefs, high tidal ranges generate daily upwelling during flood tides.
- This is reinforced by the presence of the upwelling, north-flowing, cold Humboldt Current along the west coast of South America, which prevents precipitation in the coastal regions.
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