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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    Like Australia, Mars is both a country and a continent.

    This raises an interesting point; isn't sea level an arbitrary measure of elevation?
    Nope - it is not arbitrary. I measure it exactly at midnight on the 3rd of March unless the moon is almost full; then I do it at low tide on the 5th of the month. What is amazing is it is always 95.4% of the 100 year flood level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Nope - it is not arbitrary. I measure it exactly at midnight on the 3rd of March unless the moon is almost full; then I do it at low tide on the 5th of the month. What is amazing is it is always 95.4% of the 100 year flood level.
    I am confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    I am confused.
    So am I. You measure sea level once a year on the 5th of March? And you do it at midnight irregardless of tide cycle?

    That's not very many data points. Think how long it would take to get a meaningful average? You don't mean the 5th of every month do you?

    And if mean sea level is 0, how could that be 95% of anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    So am I. You measure sea level once a year on the 5th of March? And you do it at midnight irregardless of tide cycle?

    That's not very many data points. Think how long it would take to get a meaningful average? You don't mean the 5th of every month do you?

    And if mean sea level is 0, how could that be 95% of anything?
    Mostly I'm confused because Brad has two very much inland homes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    Mostly I'm confused because Brad has two very much inland homes.
    True, and he did use the term "I".

    For those people still playing the game I'm gonna put down:

    Mount Elbrus, Russia.
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    Um, what's that one in Asia called again? I think its near the highest mountain in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    True, and he did use the term "I".

    For those people still playing the game I'm gonna put down:

    Mount Elbrus, Russia.
    Isn't Russia in Asia? and isn't the highest mountain in Europe in the Alps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    Isn't Russia in Asia? and isn't the highest mountain in Europe in the Alps?
    Russia is in Asia and Europe, its pretty big.

    The Ural Mountains are the dividing line for Russia. I guess the Caucasus Mountains are another dividing line and Mount Elbrus lies on the European side. It's over 18,000 feet.
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    I think Brad has all of you befuzzled and he is sitting there laughing while you are pondering his silliness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    Like Australia, Mars is both a country and a continent.

    This raises an interesting point; isn't sea level an arbitrary measure of elevation?
    One would think there needs to be a sea to have a sea level.
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