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posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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My buddy and I were driving somewhere today and we passed a sign for a town that listed its elevation above sea level. He wondered aloud how they measure that. He got me wondering too. How do they measure that?

Do you have questions about ordinary, everyday things that others seem to take for granted? If so, share them here. Let's see if we can get them answered.




posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Here check THIS LINK for info on checking sea level



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

One way to do that, is to anchor a buoy off shore somewhere, which has a device on board which counts the number of feet of anchor cable which is currently deployed beneath the buoy, and transmits that data to shore, where it is then processed and added to the equation which results in the mean average sea level being identified.

As technology improves, measurement of such things is only becoming more precise, with better gauging equipment and faster and more frequent transmission of information.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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For a lecture on sea level this is your go to guy / www.youtube.com...
edit on 23-4-2015 by the2ofusr1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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Maybe the town has a rather large dipstick?



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk

There's one in every town!



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: VoidHawk

There's one in every town!

LOL They're the guys playing leapfrog with the unicorn



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