decay area

decay area

[di′kā ‚er·ē·ə]
(oceanography)
The area into which ocean waves travel (as swell) after leaving the generating area.
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It would have been ideal to choose an initial decay area.
The comparison of annual Scheffer index values showed that many moderate decay areas in Korea could be severe decay hazard areas due to directional or cyclical climate change.
Cherries are normally dark in color, so decay areas are often inconspicuous.