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Coastal Upwelling

Strong winds blowing along certain coasts can promote a phenomenon known as coastal upwelling. The waters off California, Peru, and western Africa where upwelling provides abundant nutrients include some of […]

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Transmitting Sound Energy

The SOFAR channel efficiently transmits sound energy in the ocean.

By Deborah K. Smith :: Originally published online August 3, 2004

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New Ocean Crust

This animation shows a hypothetical sequence of how mid-ocean ridge lava flows can erupt on the seafloor and create new ocean crust at a fast-spreading mid-ocean ridge.

By Maurice A. Tivey […]

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