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Column: Technology helps provide accurate measure of sea level

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOV. 15
                                A paper boat floats in flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Changes in sea level are acutely felt in Venice, a city built on tiny islets amid a series of canals; during a period of severe flooding in November, high tidal waters peaked at 5 feet above sea level.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOV. 15

    A paper boat floats in flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. Changes in sea level are acutely felt in Venice, a city built on tiny islets amid a series of canals; during a period of severe flooding in November, high tidal waters peaked at 5 feet above sea level.

Sea level exists as a concept for us. No measurement can define a “global” sea level. Such a thing does not exist. In reality it can only be what we define it to be at a given time. Read more

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