Essays Tagged: "Sea level"

Panama Canal

The idea for a sea-level canal has been around since the 16th century when canals were first developed. The Panama ... Canal began in 1881 and was undertaken by a private company. The original construction called for a sea-level channel without locks, but the project began to appear beyond the capability of the privat ...

(2 pages) 91 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


Northern Ireland, is separated by the original ruling country of Great Britain by way of the Irish Sea.Ireland is actually a detached fragment from the European Mainland. Most of the country is 500 f ... s lakes such as the Allen and the Ree. A few miles from Limerick, the Shannon River's rapid fall to sea level is used to generate much electricity. In the south of Ireland, such as the Blackwater, Lee ...

(4 pages) 96 0 3.2 Feb/1994

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Thailand, city if wonders

ional assembly.Geographically, the biggest peak is Doi Inthanon and the lowest pointof elevation is sea level. The major rivers that flow through Thailand are the:Chao Phyraya, Chi, Mekong, Mun, and t ... aysia. There is 1200 miles of coastlinealong the gulf of Thailand, which leads into the south China Sea. Thewestern side of the Malay Peninsula is by the Andaman Sea. The Thaipeople describe their lan ...

(5 pages) 148 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Transitions in Water

atures. Today's estuariesbegan to take their current form during the last interglacial period, when sea levelrose about 120 m (Braun 36). However, the relatively high sea levels and extensiveestuaries ... found today have been characteristic of only about 10 to 20 percent of thelast million years. When sea level was lower, during glaciation periods, estuarieswere much smaller than they are at present ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Venice's rising water problem

the city was founded on March 25, 421, and floods have been one of Venice's oldest traditions. The sea level around Venice has been changing over centuries. To combat the problem pavement have been r ... e been raised several times, but it has been no match to the combination of sinking land and rising sea level.During the 1930's industries started pumping aquifers under the city, causing Venice to si ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Information on the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand + the distance of the Glacier from Australia. (very short)

Glacier, located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South island, descends to just 250 meters above sea level amidst the greenery of a temperate rainforest. The direct distance from Brisbane, Australi ... . While many glaciers worldwide have been retreating, the Franz Josef Glacier still flows almost to sea level, through a rainforest of ancient trees and other evergreen species.This combination of ice ...

(1 pages) 60 1 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


zing. Mostly these conditions are met in the summer.Lightning occurs around 15,000- 25,000ft. above sea level. It originates when the raindrops convert into ice, and are carried upwards. The lightning ...

(1 pages) 74 4 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The physics of a sonic boom.

ane is traveling slower than the speed of sound (the speed of sound varies, but 1200kph is usual at sea level), then sound waves can move ahead of the plane.If the plane breaks the sound barrier and f ... erent results. Other aspects that contribute to the results are the temperature of the air, and the sea level of the plane;The decrease or increase in air temperature results in a decrease or increase ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Variations in ocean tides.

Twice each day, the sea level rises at high tide and floods the area with salty water. Waves crash forcefully onto the s ... icy frosts. Added to all of this are also the changes of night and day and the yearly cycle of the seasons. Animals that live in these habitats need and have specialized adaptations, and because of t ... minnow. They have tough, rubbery, slippery skin that prevents damage by waves and rolling pebbles. Sea plants also need adaptations. Plants along the coast consist mainly of algae called seaweed. Alg ...

(3 pages) 33 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

"Hawaii"- describes the geographic elements of the island

in the world. Though seemingly an attachment to Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on Earth, the above sea level section is actually a large independent volcano, being just over 4,000 feet high and 700 s ... ving lava came out of its cave and spilled out to make new land. Again, we trekked on closer to the sea. Upon seeing the steam coming up from the cliffs, we knew that the lava was all the way there, b ...

(5 pages) 80 1 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is a term paper on AIR pollution. It has some causes and effects, etc. It mainly has to do with how and why the pollution is occurring.

rage global temperatures. Countless scientist believe that global warming will have an influence on sea level, world food supply, tropical diseases, and result in more extreme weather.Air pollution is ... of the eastern United States, many fish cannot survive because of this. Smog has caused death and diseases in many people. Smog can cause dizziness, headaches, and breathing difficulties. Four thousan ...

(3 pages) 93 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The problems with our ozone layer today and how to protect it for the future

18 miles above the earth and is only about one ten-thousandth of one percent of our atmosphere. At sea level temperature and pressure it is barely one tenth of an inch thick...pretty meager protectio ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

French nuclear testing at Moruroa

as used the atoll of Moruroa as the place of 178 nuclear testings, both in the atmosphere and under sea level. Moruroa is located roughly in the middle of the South Pacific and consists of a coral ato ... e of Hiroshima. Underground tests first began in 1975 and when an underground test takes place, the sea in the area "boils" and becomes a seething mass. To conduct an underground test, the first step ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The History of the Panama Canal.

m 1880 to 1900, a French company under Ferdinand de Lesseps attempted unsuccessfully to construct a sea-level canal on the site of the present Panama Canal. In November 1903, with U.S. encouragement a ... hat over 30,000 lives were lost in both French and American efforts.Most of the lives was lost to diseases, but almost all diseases known to man were present; Malaria, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis, chol ...

(3 pages) 57 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Madagascar Final Draft- This draft has been cheked over by a teacher and has gotten a A-. I hope this grade satisfise you when you don't have to do any work. This is my final draft that got the grade.

e miles. The highest point of Madagascar is the Tsaratana Massif. The lowest point in Madagascar is sea level. The official languages is Madagascar are Malagasy and French although the history of the ... between ages 6-13. Madagascar's literacy percent is 46%. I hope you enjoyed my Madagascar research project. The unit on our countries was very fascinating and interesting.

(2 pages) 61 1 2.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

International environmental institutions and committees. C

nt the land masses of the future will look more like a prehistoric version of the earth. The rising sea level has caused low lying land masses to be covered in water. The people of this new planet ear ...

(5 pages) 80 2 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Global Warming's Impact on Mankind; the potential for disruption.

ring and construction, and the financial sector. By the term "water levels" we mean a rising sea level, significant differences in rainfall and greater pressures on water resources. The Global ... Water resources would generally benefit from wetter winters, but warmer summers with longer growing seasons and increased evaporation would lead to greater pressures on water resources"(p. 3). NASA an ...

(6 pages) 96 0 4.2 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Chinese fire bellied toad

wn as Bombina orientalis is one of 6 members of the genus Bombina. It is found at 1700-3000 m above sea level in southeastern Siberia, northeastern China and Korea. It spends most of the time floating ... ker than the females. These minor differences make them almost identical except during the breeding season, when males have black horny marital pads on their fingers and forearms. One way of telling w ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

History/Facts of Machu Pichu in Peru.

a province in Peru. It is located high in the Andes Mountains at an alititude of 2,350 metres above sea level at the top of a ridge, hiding it from a gorge below. The ridge is between a block of highl ... rrived, the smallpox spread ahead of them. Fifty percent of the population had been killed by the disease by 1527. The government began to fail, part of the empire seceded and it fell into civil war. ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Should Bangladesh proceed with plans to control its annual river flooding? Why?

of the lowest lying countries in the world, with 70% of the country lying less than one metre above sea level. As a landform is has been formed from the river delta of two mighty the rivers; the Gange ...

(4 pages) 39 0 4.6 Jan/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays