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11:06 Dec 15, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geography / academic paper on the Sicily badlands
Italian term or phrase: u.s.l.
"Il clima è tipicamente Mediterraneo, caratterizzato da estati asciutte ed inverni mediamente freddi poco piovosi; i dati di pioggia sono stati ricavati da due stazioni meteorologiche: Scillato (376 m u.s.l.) situata a circa 5 km a SE e Collesano (460 m u.s.l.) situata a circa 5 km a nord-est dall’area di studio."
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Surely this means 'above sea level', but in that case I would expect it to read 'a.s.l.'. Clearly, as we are talking about inland weather stations, it can't mean 'under sea level'. Perhaps it's a typo, but it does come up 3 times in the document (and 'a.s.l.' doesn't appear at all).
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TIA :)
Oliver Lawrence
Italy
Local time: 15:44
English translation:asl
Explanation:
Has to be a typo for either slm (sopra livello mare) or asl.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2010-12-15 13:29:03 GMT)
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Of course it could be a type for AMSL - Above Mean Sea Level

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Above_mean_sea_level
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James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 18:44
Grading comment
Typo it is, then. As well to establish that it wasn't something arcane I'd not heard of.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +5asl
James (Jim) Davis
Summary of reference entries provided
Informazioni utili su Collesano
texjax DDS PhD

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asl


Explanation:
Has to be a typo for either slm (sopra livello mare) or asl.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2010-12-15 13:29:03 GMT)
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Of course it could be a type for AMSL - Above Mean Sea Level

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_level
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Above_mean_sea_level

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 18:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 51
Grading comment
Typo it is, then. As well to establish that it wasn't something arcane I'd not heard of.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  xxxR.C.: ASL (formerly usl local healthcare unit) would not make much sense here I am afraid!
43 mins

agree  Being Earnest: fully agree with Jum that it must be a typo. Universal sea level does exist but it does not make sense here. Collesano on the web gives altitude at 468 m.s.l.m. thus more or less the same
48 mins

agree  Traducendo Co. Ltd
1 hr

agree  Zerlina
1 hr

agree  texjax DDS PhD: :)
2 hrs

agree  potra: maybe it means that the weather stations are respectively located 375 m and 476 m from the USL/ASL office building
2 hrs
  -> :)))
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Reference comments


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Reference: Informazioni utili su Collesano

Reference information:
Il comune di Collesano fa parte della Regione Siciliana in Provincia di Palermo ...
***L’altezza effettiva su livello del mare è di mt. 468***, la minima di 11 mt. mentre la massima è di mt. 1.656; la sua escursione altimetrica è di 1645 mt..
http://www.collesanocorreinrete.it/informazioni-utili/58-inf...

Geografia: Superficie: 108,5 chilometri quadrati. ***Altezza sul livello del mare: 468 metri.*** Altezza minima: 11 metri. Altezza massima: 1.656 metri. Escursione altimetrica: 1.645 metri.
http://italia.indettaglio.it/ita/sicilia/collesano.html

texjax DDS PhD
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