sea level rise


sea level rise
the long-term trend in mean sea level

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  • sea level — the horizontal plane or level corresponding to the surface of the sea at mean level between high and low tide. [1800 10] * * * Position of the air sea boundary, to which all terrestrial elevations and submarine depths are referred. The sea level… …   Universalium

  • sea level — also sea level N UNCOUNT Sea level is the average level of the sea with respect to the land. The height of mountains or other areas is calculated in relation to sea level. The stadium was 2275 metres above sea level... The whole place is at sea… …   English dictionary

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