The future of coastal upwelling for the northern California Current System

map of coastal upwelling

Learn about potential changes in winds, ocean temperature and upwelling due to climate change, and the impacts on west coast marine ecosystems.

Presenter: 
Nate Mantua
University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
Contributors: 

Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

Video Length: 
24:37:00
Publication date: 
01/13/2010
You should gain an understanding of:: 

Ocean warming, particularly upper ocean warming occurring over the past 50 years.

The importance of wind patterns and their potential for change.

Ocean acidification and the effect of low pH on hard-shell organisms.

How all of these factors may impact coastal ecosystems.

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