Research Paper | Ecology | Iran | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Global Climate Change and Intensification of Coastal Ocean Upwelling
Maysa Enayatmehr  | Masoud Torabi Azad
Abstract: A mechanism exists whereby global greenhouse warming could, by intensifying the alongshore wind stress on the ocean surface, lead to acceleration of coastal upwelling. Evidence from several different regions suggests that the major coastal upwelling systems of the world have been growing in upwelling intensity as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the earth's atmosphere. Thus the cool foggy summer conditions that typify the coastlands of northern California and other similar upwelling regions might, under global warming, become even more pronounced. Effects of enhanced upwelling on the marine ecosystem are uncertain but potentially dramatic.
Keywords: greenhouse, upwelling
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 796 - 804
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Maysa Enayatmehr, Masoud Torabi Azad, "Global Climate Change and Intensification of Coastal Ocean Upwelling", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015, pp. 796-804, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=2061507
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