photic zone

photic zone
layer of the ocean that is penetrated by sunlight

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  • 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

  • photic zone — fotinė zona statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ežero, tvenkinio, jūros ar vandenyno priekrantės sritis (ežeruose, tvenkiniuose iki 2 m gylio, jūrose iki 200 m gylio), kur prasiskverbia saulės šviesa ir gali vykti fotosintezė.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • photic zone — noun see photic region * * * Biol. the upper layer of a body of water delineated by the depth to which enough sunlight can penetrate to permit photosynthesis. [1970 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • photic zone — Surface waters penetrated by light; see aphotic zone …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • photic zone — /ˈfoʊtɪk zoʊn/ (say fohtik zohn) noun → euphotic zone …  

  • photic zone — surface waters where there is enough light for photosynthesis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • photic zone — noun that part of the near surface body of an ocean or lake that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to be possible …   Wiktionary

  • photic layer — fotinė zona statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ežero, tvenkinio, jūros ar vandenyno priekrantės sritis (ežeruose, tvenkiniuose iki 2 m gylio, jūrose iki 200 m gylio), kur prasiskverbia saulės šviesa ir gali vykti fotosintezė.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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