Coastal Upwelling Experiment


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The International Decade for Ocean Exploration (IDOE) program of the National Science Foundation has funded a major field program to study coastal upwelling off the coast of Oregon during the summer of 1972.

The Coastal Upwelling Experiment (CUE) is an intensive detailed field experiment designed in close coordination with numerical models and theoretical hypotheses, to study the physical dynamics of coastal upwelling. The objective of CUE is to obtain an understanding of the time and space scales of the coastal upwelling phenomenon and the ability to estimate the three-dimensional velocity and distribution of properties. This is viewed as a first step toward attaining the capability to predict the complex integrated processes (biological and physical) in upwelling ecosystems.