EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A7 - Pelagic water column > A7.9 - Vertically stratified water column with full salinity

Vertically stratified water column with full salinity

English name: Vertically stratified water column with full salinity

Description (English)

A water column which is unmixed or only partially mixed because the depth of the water body is greater than the depth of mixing. Salinity is the same as that in adjacent seawater. This habitat type shows pronounced vertical stratification (e.g. caused by atmospheric temperature). The subtypes are separated at level 4 by the cause and degree of persistence of the gradient – e.g. seasonal temperature gradients or persistent salinity gradients.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A7.9
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
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A7.9 Vertically stratified water column with full salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A7.9 Vertically stratified water column with full salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A7.9 Vertically stratified water column with full salinity same
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