EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A7 - Pelagic water column > A7.2 - Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity

Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity

English name: Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity

Description (English)

A water column which is completely and actively mixed, and influenced by freshwater so that the salinity is reduced relative to the adjacent fully marine seawater. This habitat type is usually found in relatively shallow, coastal situations, and is the result of river inflow or ice melt. Note that some discretion should be used in the interpretation of “adjacent”, for example in the Baltic Sea, “adjacent” fully marine seawater is reached only in the Kattegat.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A7.2
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 01.02 Coastal (shallow) waters overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A7.2 Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A7.2 Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A7.2 Completely mixed water column with reduced salinity same
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