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Marine Nearshore Supratidal (Tidal Zone)

Unique Identifier: 15

System Marine
Subsystem Marine Nearshore
Tidal Zone Marine Nearshore Supratidal

Description
Definition This zone includes areas above MHHW that are affected by wave splash and overwash but does not include areas affected only by wind-driven spray. This zone is subjected to periodic high wave energy, exposure to air, and often to variable salinity.