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vocabulary words

topography vocabulary words

topograhy the shape of the land
elevation the hieght abouve sea level of a point on earths surface
relief the difference in elevation between the highest and the lowest
plain a landform made up of nearly flat or gently rolling land with low relief
mountain a landform with high elevation and high relief
plateau a landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface
map a flat model of all or part of earths surface as seen from above
symbol a shape and a picture
compass rose shows the direction of north on the map
scale relates distance on a map to a distance around a circle
degree a degree is 1/360 of the distance around a circle
equater divides earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
prime meridian are in the eastern hemisphere
latitude the distance in degrees north or south of the equater
longitude the distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
topographic map a map showing the surface featuresof an area
contour line conntects points of equal elevation
Created by: alikat