mean water level


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mean water level

[′mēn ′wȯd·ər ‚lev·əl]
(oceanography)
The average surface level of a body of water.
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In the laboratory experiments, monochromatic waves were generated for 175 sec and the data were used between 60.05 and 162.40 seconds to calculate the wave characteristic quantities, for example, wave heights, wave crest and trough, and mean water level. Each wave condition was repeated three times in order to reduce measurement errors.
However, for the Bay of Fundy, on charts showing a number of tidal stations, the difference between Chart Datum and Mean Water Level in one section of the charted area may be quite different than it is in other sections.
The two semidiurnal Low Waters will occur when the diurnal tide is at Mean Water Level, resulting in two Low Waters of equal height.
The scheme involves building 30 wind turbines, each of them 433ft above mean water level in the area of Scarweather Sands, a sandbank west of Porthcawl.
No matter what point during the tidal cycle a hurricane hits, it will always be near mean water level. On the other hand, in high tidal-range settings, such as Morris Island, there is a significant quantitative difference between high and low water levels.
However, on Bay of Fundy charts showing a number of tidal stations, the difference between CD and Mean Water Level (MWL) in one section of the charted area may be quite different than it is in other sections.
He said: "Mean water levels continue to rise according to tide gauges and over the past 100 years there has been a temperature rise of around 0.7%.
Prof Reeve said: "Mean water levels continue to rise according to tide gauges and over the past 100 years there has been a temperature rise of around 0.7%.
During years 1982-1983, mean water levels at Rio de la Plata suggested that the frontal zone of the Lower Delta was little influenced by the extraordinary flooding of the Parana River.
To test the sandbar hypothesis we used observations of waves and mean water levels collected at the U.S.
In Table 3, we report on the mean water levels of a shortened list of contaminants found in the Kishon River, its estuary, and Haifa Bay from 1953 onward.
Combining observations from the surf zone array with measurements from the FRE's permanent sensors, WHOI Associate Scientist Steve Lentz and author Britt Raubenheimer, now an Assistant Scientist at WHOI, showed that breaking waves cause mean water levels to increase by more than a foot in the surf zone.