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Name: mean sea level
Acronym: MSL
Description: Temporally averaged height of the sea surface above a reference after the effect of waves, tides, and short-period ocean and atmospheric forcing has been removed. Typical quantities are monthly mean sea levels or long-term means taken over, e.g. 19 years (to eliminate nodal tides). These means are usually mean local sea levels, i.e., the temporally averaged height of the sea surface above the solid Earth surface.
Type: Noun
Term is: Variable
Term has: Unit
Term unit: m