Object Class: Seabed area
Acronym: SBDARE (P,L,A)
Set Attribute_A: COLOUR; #NATQUA; #NATSUR; NOBJNM; OBJNAM; WATLEV;
Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;
Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;
An area of the sea where the nature of bottom is homogeneous.
The nature of bottom includes the material of which it is composed and its physical characteristics. Also called character (or characteristics) of the bottom, or quality of the bottom. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5t h Edition, 515).
INT 1: IJ 1-11, 30-39;
M-4: 425.5-6; 426; 427;
Generally, it is not possible to define a seabed area by its real extent. For that reason, the characteristic s of the seabed area may be represented at one single position.
Distinction: sand wave; sea area/named water area; weed/kelp;