Monday, June 14, 2004

Indian Ocean, Upwelling

Upwelling is a seasonal phenomenon in the Indian Ocean because of the monsoon regime. During the southwest monsoon, upwelling occurs off the Somali and Arabian coasts and south of Java. It is most intense between 5� and 11� N, with replacement of warmer surface water by water of about 57� F (14� C). During the northeast monsoon, strong upwelling occurs along the western coast of India.


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