Littoral Zone

Science / Tides and Currents / Littoral Zone: In coastal engineering, the area from the shoreline to just beyond the breaker zone. In biological oceanography, it is that part of the benthic division extending from the high water line out to a depth of about 200 meters. The littoral system is divided into a eulittoral and sublittoral zone, separated at a depth of about 50 meters. Also, frequently used interchangeably with intertidal zone.

Other Words for Zone

Zone Noun Synonyms: area, quarter, district, region, sector, section, sphere, belt, territory, province, realm, domain, precinct, bailiwick, department, terrain, circle, locality, locale, turf
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Littoral Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Littoral Current: A current in the littoral zone such as a long shore or rip current. MORE

Surf Zone

Science / Geology / Surf Zone: An area of breaking waves bounded by the point of first breakers, then landward to the maximum uprush of waves on the beach. MORE

Sunlight Zone

Science / Marine Biology / Sunlight Zone: See Photic Zone. MORE

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