Creation of ocean forest by upwelling of deep seawater using perpetual salt fountains

K. Tsubaki, Shigenao Maruyama, H. Mitsugashira, X. R. Zhang, Atsuki Komiya

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Abstract

Deep seawater contains rich nutrients. Stommel et al. proposed the notion of a "perpetual salt fountain" in 1956. They have noted the possibility of a permanent upwelling of deep seawater with no additional, external energy source. The nutrient-rich deep seawater is upwelled by the perpetual salt fountain, which increases phytoplankton in the epipelagic area and then sea plant fields will be formed in the area. We have succeeded to obtain the perpetual salt fountain by an ocean experiment and measured upwelling velocity. This result shows that the creation of ocean forest may be realized in the ocean.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOcean '04 - MTS/IEEE Techno-Ocean '04
Subtitle of host publicationBridges across the Oceans - Conference Proceedings
Pages308-313
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
EventOcean '04 - MTS/IEEE Techno-Ocean '04: Bridges across the Oceans - Conference Proceedings - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2004 Nov 92004 Nov 12

Publication series

NameOcean '04 - MTS/IEEE Techno-Ocean '04: Bridges across the Oceans - Conference Proceedings
Volume1

Other

OtherOcean '04 - MTS/IEEE Techno-Ocean '04: Bridges across the Oceans - Conference Proceedings
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period04/11/904/11/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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