Phytoplankton patches at an ocean front in the California Current System are found to originate from different coastal upwelling pulses.
Tropical Cyclone Triggered Record Algal Bloom in the South Pacific
In 2019, Tropical Cyclone Oma hovered over the Coral Sea in the South Pacific, leaving a massive algae bloom in its wake.
Bio-Argo Floats Reveal Phytoplankton Increase at Ocean Fronts
Bio-Argo floats and satellite altimeter data reveal that upwelling caused by confluent flow on the warm side of ocean fronts increases phytoplankton carbon and chlorophyll.
Scientists Tune In to Blue Whale Feeding Rhythms
New acoustic sensing technology is allowing scientists to track blue whale movements in real time, a breakthrough that could help save whales’ lives.
Hidden Upwelling Systems May Be Overlooked Branches of Ocean Circulation
New research suggests that overlooked upwelling systems in western boundary currents play a role in transporting nutrients, carbon, and heat in the global ocean.
Coastal Aquaculture Can Reduce Nutrient Transport
High-resolution simulations of China’s Sanggou Bay show that suspended aquaculture alters hydrodynamics and weakens transport of nutrients to the area from offshore bottom water.
A New Understanding of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Plate Tectonics
The first seismic data obtained directly from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge suggest that upwelling may contribute to seafloor spreading.
Route for Upwelled Kuroshio Waters into East China Sea Shelf
A simple algorithm obtains short-term variations in upwelling, which show that the subsurface Kuroshio waters can upwell directly into the East China Sea shelf under the advection of the Kuroshio.
Tool to Capture Marine Biological Activity Gets Coastal Upgrade
Upwelling hinders an efficient method to estimate a key measure of biological productivity in coastal waters, but accounting for surface temperatures could boost accuracy.