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downwelling

[doun-wel-ing] /ˈdaʊnˌwɛl ɪŋ/
noun, Oceanography.
1.
a downward current of surface water in the ocean, usually caused by differences in the density of seawater.
Origin of downwelling
1965-1970
First recorded in 1965-70; down1 + well2 + -ing1
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