Articles | Volume 18, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 18, 5967–6029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5967-2021

Special issue: Understanding the Indian Ocean system: past, present and future...

Biogeosciences, 18, 5967–6029, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-5967-2021

Reviews and syntheses 23 Nov 2021

Reviews and syntheses | 23 Nov 2021

Reviews and syntheses: Physical and biogeochemical processes associated with upwelling in the Indian Ocean

Puthenveettil Narayana Menon Vinayachandran et al.

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Upwelling in the coastal ocean triggers biological productivity and thus enhances fisheries. Therefore, understanding the phenomenon of upwelling and the underlying mechanisms is important. In this paper, the present understanding of the upwelling along the coastline of the Indian Ocean from the coast of Africa all the way up to the coast of Australia is reviewed. The review provides a synthesis of the physical processes associated with upwelling and its impact on the marine ecosystem.
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