Definitions for "Downwelling"
The process of accumulation and sinking of warm surface waters along a coastline. A change of air flow of the atmosphere can result in the sinking or downwelling of warm surface water. The resulting reduced nutrient supply near the surface affects the ocean productivity and meteorological conditions of the coastal regions in the downwelling area.
a process by which surface waters increase in density and sink. Strong downwelling occurs mainly off Greenland and Antarctica.
a downward movement of a liquid or plastic substance.