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metric of or based on the meter as a unit of length; relating to the metric system
contour an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something:
contour interval the interval between contour lines on a map, or the altitude the interval represents
map scale A ratio that compares the distance on a map to the actual distance Example: The scale is 1 cm 100 mi.
compass rose a circle showing the principal directions printed on a map or chart.
hachure a short shading line, usually one of a group of such lines drawn in parallel, used on a map to indicate the direction and steepness of a slope
Mercalli Scale a twelve-point scale for expressing the local intensity of an earthquake, ranging from I (virtually imperceptible) to XII (total destruction).
Richter Scale a numerical scale for expressing the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of seismograph oscillations. The more destructive earthquakes typically have magnitudes between about 5.5 and 8.9;
epicenter the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
cementation/compaction a process in the formation of sedimentary rock in which pressure from overlying sediment forces water from unconsolidated sediment, reducing its volume and yielding solid rock
foliated
not foliated
flood plain
moraine
thermocline
nebula
guyot
corona
photoshpere
stalactite
stalagmite
oxidation
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