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date: 18 October 2019

sea level. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
M. V. AngelM. V. Angel

Variations in sea level over short time scales are familiar effects of tides, winds and waves, but globally mean sea levels are affected by fluctuations in the amount of water in the oceans, the shape of the oceanic basins and the warmth of the interior of the oceans. Ocean basins are constantly, albeit slowly, changing shape as a result of tectonic movements. Over geological time scales sea levels have fluctuated by several hundred metres.... ...

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