Science Vocab Ch. 8

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Science Vocab Ch. 8
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  1. the shape of the land determined by elevation, relief, and landforms
    topography
  2. height above sea level
    elevation
  3. the difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
    relief
  4. a feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface
    landform
  5. a landform made up of flat or gently roiling land with low relief
    plain
  6. a landform with high elevation and high relief
    mountains
  7. a group of mountains that are closely related in shape, structure, area, and age
    mountain range
  8. a large landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface
    plateau
  9. a large area of land where the topography is made up mainly of one type of landform
    landform region
  10. a sphere that represents Earth's entire surface
    globe
  11. a flat model of all of part of Earth's suface as seen from above
    map
  12. a framework of lines that elps to transfer points on Earth's surface onto a flat map
    map protection
  13. on a map, a picture used by map makers to stand for features on Earth's surface
    symbols
  14. a list of the symbols used on a map and their meanings
    key
  15. used to relate distance on a map or globe to distance on Earth's surface
    scale
  16. a unit used to measure distances around a circle.
    degree
  17. an imaginary line that circles Earth half way between the north and south poles
    equator
  18. one half of the sphere that makes up Earth's surface
    hemisphere
  19. the line that makes a half circle from the North Pole to the South Pole and that passes through Greenwich England
    prime meridian
  20. the distance in degrees north or south of the equator
    latitude
  21. the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
    longitude
  22. a map that shows the surface features of an area
    topographic map
  23. a line on a topographic map that connects points of equal elevation
    contour line
  24. the difference in elevation from one contour line to the next
    contour interval
  25. on a topographic map, a heavier contour line that is labeled with elevation of that contour line
    index contour.

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