1. emerging to the surface and becoming apparent
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Surface \Sur"face\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surfaced; p. pr. & vb.
1. To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a
smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
2. To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: emerging to the surface and becoming apparent
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "surfacing":
arising, breaking water, carpet, coming, cover, crash dive, deck,
discharge, dive, earth, emanating, emanation, emanative, emanent,
emergence, emergent, emerging, emersion, emission, extrusion,
floor, floor covering, flooring, forthcoming, ground, issuance,
issue, issuing, parquet, pave, pavement, paving, running dive,
stationary dive, submergence, terra firma, transeunt, transient,