euphotic zone

euphotic zone
the surface waters of the sea or of a lake where enough light penetrates for photosynthesis to occur, down to about 80 metres

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  • euphotic zone — eufotinė zona statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Maisto medžiagas gaminanti (trofogeninė) vandens telkinio zona, apimanti saulės peršviečiamą paviršinio vandens sritį, pasižyminčią teigiamu fotosintezės balansu – organinių… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • euphotic zone — noun The photic zone …   Wiktionary

  • euphotic zone — /juˈfoʊtɪk zoʊn/ (say yooh fohtik zohn) noun the upper layers of a body of water into which light penetrates, allowing the growth of green plants. Also, photic zone. {Greek eu good + photic} …  

  • euphotic zone — /yooh foh tik/, Oceanog. the layer of sea water that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur: it varies greatly with season and latitude, from 0 to 1200 ft. (0 360 m). [1960 65; EU + PHOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • euphotic zone — /yooh foh tik/, Oceanog. the layer of sea water that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur: it varies greatly with season and latitude, from 0 to 1200 ft. (0 360 m). [1960 65; EU + PHOTIC] …   Useful english dictionary

  • euphotic — eu•pho•tic [[t]yuˈfoʊ tɪk[/t]] adj. ecl of or pertaining to the zone of a body of water extending from the surface to a depth at which enough light still penetrates for photosynthesis to occur • Etymology: 1905–10; eu +photic …   From formal English to slang

  • Photic zone — The photic zone or euphotic zone (Greek well lit ) is the depth of the water in a lake or ocean, that is exposed to sufficient sunlight for photosynthesis to occur. The depth of the photic zone can be greatly affected by seasonal turbidity.It… …   Wikipedia

  • photic zone — Biol. the upper layer of a body of water delineated by the depth to which enough sunlight can penetrate to permit photosynthesis. [1970 75] * * * ▪ oceanography       surface layer of the ocean that receives sunlight. The uppermost 80 m (260… …   Universalium

  • Oceanic zone — Marine habitats The oceanic zone is the deep open ocean water that lies off the continental slopes Littoral zone Intertidal zone …   Wikipedia

  • Bathyal zone — Aquatic layers Pelagic    Photic       Epipelagic …   Wikipedia

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