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It has been popular to threaten 'small islands and low-lying coasts' with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
Nils-Axel Morner

Meaning of "sea level" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA LEVEL

sea level play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA LEVEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sea level is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA LEVEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea level

Sea level

Sea level is generally used to refer to mean sea level, an average level for the surface of one or more of Earth's oceans from which heights such as elevations may be measured. MSL is a type of vertical datum – a standardised geodetic reference point – that is used, for example, as a chart datum in cartography and marine navigation, or, in aviation, as the standard sea level at which atmospheric pressure is measured in order to calibrate altitude and, consequently, aircraft flight levels. A common and relatively straightforward mean sea-level standard is the midpoint between a mean low and mean high tide at a particular location. Sea levels can be affected by many factors and are known to have varied greatly over geological time scales. The careful measurement of variations in mean sea levels can offer information about climate change and has been interpreted as evidence supporting the view that the current rise in sea levels is an indicator of global warming.

Definition of sea level in the English dictionary

The definition of sea level in the dictionary is the level of the surface of the sea with respect to the land, taken to be the mean level between high and low tide, and used as a standard base for measuring heights and depths.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA LEVEL

sea king
sea lace
sea ladder
sea lamprey
sea lane
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lift
sea lily
sea lion
sea loch
Sea Lord
sea mat
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea mouse

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA LEVEL

A level
A-level
Advanced level
blood alcohol level
confidence level
energy level
entry-level
eye level
ground level
high-level
level
low-level
multilevel
O level
on a level
on the level
revel
split-level
street level
top-level
water level

Synonyms and antonyms of sea level in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sea level» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA LEVEL

Find out the translation of sea level to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea level from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea level» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海平面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nivel del mar
570 millions of speakers

English

sea level
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र स्तर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَسْتَوَى سَطْحِ البَحْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уровень моря
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nível do mar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্রপৃষ্ঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

niveau de la mer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

paras laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Meeresspiegel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

海水面
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해수면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mực nước biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் மட்டத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र पातळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Deniz seviyesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

livello del mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poziom morza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рівень моря
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nivelul mării
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στάθμη της θάλασσας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

seevlak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vattenstånd i havet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

havnivå
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea level

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA LEVEL»

The term «sea level» is very widely used and occupies the 23.040 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA LEVEL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea level

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5 QUOTES WITH «SEA LEVEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sea level.
1
Bjorn Lomborg
Listen, global warming is a real problem, but it' s not the end of the world. A 30-centimetre sea level rise is just not going to bring the world to a standstill, just like it didn't over the last 150 years.
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Nils-Axel Morner
It has been popular to threaten 'small islands and low-lying coasts' with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
3
Nils-Axel Morner
The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration. Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
4
Nils-Axel Morner
All handling by IPCC of the sea level questions have been done in a way that cannot be accepted and that certainly not concur with modern knowledge of the mode and mechanism of sea level changes.
5
Sam Trammell
There's also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it's mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they're not even buried.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA LEVEL»

Discover the use of sea level in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sea level and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sea Level Rise: History and Consequences
The book should be readily accessible to upper division and first-year graduate students in the environmental sciences, geography, geology, and other interdisciplinary fields. Four pages (up to 16 pages) of color in the printed text.
Bruce Douglas, Mark T Kearney, Stephen P. Leatherman, 2000
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Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability
Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/church/sealevel.
John A. Church, Philip L. Woodworth, Thorkild Aarup, 2010
3
The Sedimentary Record of Sea-Level Change
A lavishly illustrated textbook on sequence stratigraphy, supported by numerous learning features and supplementary website.
Angela L. Coe, 2003
4
World Atlas of Holocene Sea-Level Changes
This comprehensive work contains data and interpretations of value to all those with an interest in regional geography, climatology, sea-level change, and environmental science.
J. Pluet, P.A. Pirazzoli, 1991
5
Changing Sea Levels: Effects of Tides, Weather and Climate
Based on courses taught by the author in the UK and the USA, this book is aimed at undergraduate students at all levels, with the text developed in such a way that non-basic mathematics is confined to Appendices and a web site (http ...
David Pugh, 2004
6
Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Subsidence: Causes, Consequences, ...
This volume explores the concepts of sea-level rise and coastal subsidence, both natural and anthropogenically accelerated, in the form of a series of case studies in such diverse locations as Bangkok, Bangladesh, Venice, and the Niger and ...
John Milliman, B.U. Haq, 1996
7
Sea Level Changes: Determination and Effects
The relationship between sea level rise and shoreline retreat according to the " Bruun Rule" has been applied on the eroded stretches along the 275 km coast of the Nile Delta. The Bruun Rule was applied individually to 55 beach profile lines  ...
P. L. Woodworth, 1992
8
Dead Sea Level: Science, Exploration and Imperial Interests ...
At least, that is the traditional explanation for the presence in the region of the major international powers of the day. This important new book questions that view. --
H. Goren, 2011
9
Climate and Sea Level Change: Observations, Projections, and ...
This timely volume presents a collection of papers which address the important subject of climate and sea-level change. The contributions, from an international team of experts, present the latest important ideas and findings.
R. A. Warrick, E. M. Barrow, T. M. L. Wigley, 1993
10
The House by the Sea Level 3
Modern, original fiction for learners of English.
Patricia Aspinall, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA LEVEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sea level is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Former Top NASA Scientist Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels
The paper notes there is evidence indicating that average temperatures just 1 degree Celsius warmer than today caused sea levels to rise 16 to 30 feet and fed ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
International report confirms: 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record
Examples of the indicators include various types of greenhouse gases; temperatures throughout the atmosphere, ocean, and land; cloud cover; sea level; ocean ... «NOAA, Jul 15»
3
Sea Levels Could Rise At Least 20 Feet
Even if world manages to limit global warming to 2°C — the target number for current climate negotiations — sea levels may still rise at least 6 meters (20 feet) ... «Climate Central, Jul 15»
4
Rising sea levels threaten Florida cities, but state has few plans
Republican Governor Rick Scott is skeptical of man-made climate change and has put aside the task of preparing for sea level rise, an Associated Press review ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
5
Sea Levels Rose at Faster Pace, Study Says
Global sea levels are rising faster than previously thought, though seawaters haven't climbed as high as scientists estimated, according to a new study. «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
6
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Thin, Threaten Significant Sea Level Rise
Scientists are worried about its implications for significant sea level rise. The ice shelves—some of which are larger than California and tens to hundreds of yards ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»
7
Fears sea levels could rise as 'concerned' scientists find signs huge …
The Totten Glacier drains an area twice the size of Victoria, so there's an awful lot of ice in there, grounded below sea level, so it's got a fair potential for sea level ... «ABC Online, Mar 15»
8
Obama Moves To Protect Against Flooding From Rising Sea Levels
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing federal, state and local agencies to incorporate projections for sea ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
9
Sea levels are suddenly rising way faster than we realized
At first, the results of a just-published study (paywall) from Harvard University sound like good news. The research found that we've been overestimating how ... «Quartz, Jan 15»
10
Coastal Cities Are Drowning, Thanks To New Reality Of Sea Level
Sea level rise has given a boost to high tides, which are regularly overtopping streets, floorboards and other low-lying areas that had long existed in relatively ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»

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