Topography

Science / Geology / Topography: The shape of the Earth's surface, above and below sea level: the set of landforms in a region: the distribution of elevations.

Geopotential Topography

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential Topography: The topography of an equiscalar (usually isobaric) surface in terms of geopotential difference. As depicted on maps, isopleths are formed by the intersection of the isobaric surface with a series of g MORE

Storm Surge

Science / Geology / Storm Surge: The piling up of water along a shoreline cause by the sustained winds of a strong storm - usually a hurricane.. MORE

Geopotential Anomaly

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential Anomaly: The excess in geopotential difference over the standard geopotential difference [at a standard specific volume at 35 parts per thousand (?€°) and 0 degrees C] between isobaric surfaces. See geopote MORE

Ridge (Mid-Ocean)

Science / Geology / Ridge (Mid-Ocean): An elevated area of the sea floor in the center of an ocean basin with rugged topography, a central rift-valley and recurring seismic activity. Ridges generally stand about 1000 meters to 3000 meters MORE

Geopotential Difference

Science / Tides and Currents / Geopotential Difference: The work per unit mass gained or required in moving a unit mass vertically from one geopotential surface to another. See geopotential, geopotential anomaly, and geopotential topography. MORE

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