This self-paced, interactive tutorial explores how biological activity helps to determine vertical nutrient distributions in the ocean, examines why upwelling boosts marine productivity, and considers how various physical forces interact to determine upwelling. Learners then predict coastal upwelling events based on prevailing physical conditions as identified in remotely-sensed imagery. This resource is part of the tutorial series, Satellite Observations in Science Education, and is the first of three modules in the tutorial, Coastal Upwelling. (Note: requires Java plug-in)


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