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Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

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Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

Yes, Ben Nevis is now official 1m higher than when last measured in 1949 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35837773
This is due to the use of GPS measuring and now rounding up the number as it had passed the 0.5m mark so now rounds up not down.
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Re: Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

so that means more steps to walk ..... grrrrrrrr
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Re: Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

Have the SNP claimed credit for the height increase?
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I guess this means I have to climb it again  Cry
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Re: Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

Is it not actually significantly more than 1m higher, with the rest of the extra height absorbed by rising sea levels, this caused by global warming?
Heights are measured 'above sea level'. As it has risen in the past 50+ years, has this been taken into account? Huh
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Re: Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

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Re: Ben Nevis now 1m higher at 1,345m

Ben Nevis has only been measured at a few centimeters higher this time around at 1,344.527m. But it did move its height to above the 0.5m barrier so it was rounded up this time around. In 1949 it had to be rounded down to the nearest meter at 1,344m.
What this latest survey does show is that the original surveys done with very primitive tools (theodolites) and using Trigonometry , were able to pretty much match the best of today's GPS based systems.