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Descriptor in English: Estuaries
Descriptor in Spanish: Estuarios
Descriptor in Portuguese: Estuários
Descriptor in French: Estuaires
Entry term(s): Estuary
Fjord
Fjords
Tree number(s): G01.311.625.540
SP4.036.382.148.624
SP8.473.654.482.112
Scope note: A partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams. The resulting mixture of seawater and fresh water is called brackish water and its salinity can range from 0.5 to 35 ppt. (accessed http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/estuaries01_whatis.html)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 2013
See also the descriptors: Estuary Pollution DeCS
DeCS UI: 32393
Descriptor UI: D063366
Date Established: 2013/01/01
Date of Entry: 2012/07/03
Estuaries - Preferred
Concept UI M0573018
Scope note A partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams. The resulting mixture of seawater and fresh water is called brackish water and its salinity can range from 0.5 to 35 ppt. (accessed http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/estuaries01_whatis.html)
Preferred term Estuaries
Entry term(s) Estuary
Fjord - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0574538
Scope note Generally bays with outlet to an OCEAN.
Preferred term Fjord
Entry term(s) Fjords



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