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A graphic representation of the elevation and depth of points on the surface of a planet with reference to a datum; on Earth sea level is used as the datum. This shows that on Earth, on average land projects about 850 m above sea level and the average depth of ocean basins is about 3730 m below sea level. Compare hypsometric curve.

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