sea-level


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Adj.1.sea-level - lying below the normal level; "a low-lying desert"
lowland - of relatively low or level country
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The beach was of dull-grey sand, and sloped steeply up to a ridge, perhaps sixty or seventy feet above the sea-level, and irregularly set with trees and undergrowth.
For instance, it was the end of August at the level of the sea; in the Kandersteg valley at the base of the pass, we found flowers which would not be due at the sea-level for two or three weeks; higher up, we entered October, and gathered fringed gentians.
And you've got to correct it to sea-level, and reduce it to Fahrenheit, and even then I don't know the answer.
The Wieroo wheeled and dropped almost to sea-level, and then raced southward in an effort to outdistance our pursuers.
When I was in Switzerland I used to look with astonishment at the many ruins of feudal castles perched on the top of steep and rocky heights, half a mile at least above sea-level, so that to reach them one had to climb many miles of stony tracks.
I may mention that our aneroid shows us that in the continual incline which we have ascended since we abandoned our canoes we have risen to no less than three thousand feet above sea-level.
One by one his worlds evaporated, rose beyond his vision as vapours in the hot alembic of the sun, sank for ever beneath sea-levels, themselves unreal and passing as the phantoms of a dream.
To quantify what that would mean for people living in coastal areas, a group of researchers employed a global network of tide gauges to create probabilistic, localized sea-level projections that assess differences in the frequency of storm surges and other extreme sea-level events across three scenarios: global temperature increases of 1.
However, the team suspected these estimates could double, saying: "The observed acceleration will more than double the amount of sea-level rise by 2100 compared with the current rate of sea-level rise continuing unchanged," the study read.
For example, Carl Wunsch, a highly decorated professor emeritus of oceanography at MIT, wrote about satellites: "It remains possible that the database is insufficient to compute mean sea-level trends with the accuracy necessary to discuss the impact of global warming--as disappointing as this conclusion may be.
Each one of the sea-level records referred to its corresponding annual mean.
This is in response to your July 18 editorial, 'The floods next time,' which reacts with great alarm to an Asian Development Bank report that four coastal Metro Manila cities as well as Butuan, Davao and Iloilo are threatened by drowning from sea-level rise caused by global warming.