Height above sea level depends entirely on location. The lowest non-oceanic, nonsubterranean point on the Earth is on the shore of the Dead Sea, which is 1,391 feet below sea level; the highest point on the planet is at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet above sea level.
A person in the United States is anywhere between 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, Calif., and 20,320 feet above sea level in Mount McKinley, Alaska. MySeaLevel.com allows visitors to enter a ZIP code or physical address for the precise sea level of that location.
The height above sea level is also referred to as elevation and can be found using an online source or phone app, an atlas or a topographic map. A site such as Veloroutes allows users to enter their address or city and find the elevation of their home.
Height above sea level is the elevation of land above the local mean sea level. Sea level is used as the base level for measuring depth and elevation on Earth. Temperature, gravity, winds, currents and river discharges affect sea levels.
Elevation above sea level, or altitude, is the distance of a location above sea level. Sea level is calculated as an average level for one or more oceans.
Elevation above sea level affects a person's oxygen levels, according to WebMD. This is because air at higher altitudes is less dense and therefore contains lower concentrations of oxygen.
Sea level maps are visual representations of how high the sea is at various locations around the globe, how this is changing over time, and how this interacts with the shape of coastlines. Sea level maps are especially useful for illustrating climate change.
New Orleans is 6 feet below sea level, on average. The highest elevation that New Orleans reaches is only around 20 feet above sea level.
Gatun Lake is a manmade lake in Panama that has an 85-foot elevation above sea level. It was the largest artificial lake in the world back in 1913.
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