[ doun-wel-ing ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌwɛl ɪŋ /
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a downward current of surface water in the ocean, usually caused by differences in the density of seawater.
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In contrast, if the core had instead transported heat via the upwelling and downwelling of material, the planet would have cooled off faster and no longer give off so much heat.Saturn has a fuzzy core, spread over more than half the planet’s diameter|Ken Croswell|May 6, 2021|Science News