EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A7 - Pelagic water column > A7.A - Fronts in full salinity water column

Fronts in full salinity water column

English name: Fronts in full salinity water column

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. Horizontal gradients give rise to fronts, which are separated at level 4 by the degree of persistence of the stratification – ephemeral such as eddies, gyres and upwellings; seasonal upwellings; or persistent water mass interfaces.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A7.A

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.A Fronts in full salinity water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A7.A Fronts in full salinity water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A7.A Fronts in full salinity water column same
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