Offshore

Science / Geology / Offshore: The geographic area that is seaward of a coastline.

Offshore Fund

Business / Taxes / Offshore Fund: An offshore fund is a mutual fund that’s sponsored by a financial institution that’s based outside the United States. Unless the fund meets all of the regulatory requirements imposed on domestical MORE

Offshore Finance Subsidiary

Business / Finance / Offshore Finance Subsidiary: A wholly owned affiliate incorporated overseas, usually in a tax haven country, whose function is to issue securities abroad for use in either the parent's domestic or foreign business. MORE

Upwelling

Science / Geology / Upwelling: Movement of cold water from the floor of a lake or ocean up into a shallow area. MORE

Storm Surge

Science / Geology / Storm Surge: The piling up of water along a shoreline cause by the sustained winds of a strong storm - usually a hurricane.. MORE

Humboldt Current

Science / Weather / Humboldt Current: Also known as the Peru Current, this ocean current flows northward along the western side of South America, offshore Chile and Peru. There is considerable upwelling of the colder subsurface waters due MORE

Land Breeze

Science / Weather / Land Breeze: A diurnal coastal breeze that blows offshore, from the land to the sea. It is caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is warmer than the adjacent land. Predominate during the night, MORE

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