Snowdonia mountains face being downgraded to hills due to rising sea levels

Snowdonia mountains face being downgraded to hills due to rising sea levels
 

Mountains face being downgraded to mere hills because of rising sea levels.
Summits in peril include the most westerly mountain in Snowdonia, Mynydd Graig Goch which is a mere eight inches above the 2,000ft limit, and Tal y Fan near Conwy which is six inches above the limit.
The Ordnance Survey (OS) uses mean sea level as the starting point for measuring the absolute height of mountains and rising seas have put but several peaks across the UK at risk.
Mean sea level, the halfway mark between high and low tides, is measured by a gauge at Newlyn in Cornwall.
But a sharp rise in Britain’s sea... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 30
Source: Daily Post
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