Science Quiz / Chapter 1 Mapping Earth's Surface

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Imaginary line that divides Earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres
The height above sea level of a point on Earth's surface
The study of the shape of the land
Type of map that shows the surface features of an area
Connects points of equal elevation on a topographic map
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area
A large area of land where the topography is made up of mainly one type of landform
A sphere that represents Earth's entire surface
A flat model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above
Closely spaced contour lines indicate _____ slopes.
A landform made up of nearly flat or gently rolling land with low relief
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Distance in degrees east or west of the prime meridian
Darker and heavier line on a topographic map that is labeled with elevation
1/360 of the distance around a circle
The change in elevation from contour line to contour line
A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface
One half of the sphere that makes up Earth's surface
Imaginary line that divides Earth into the Northern and Southern hemisphere
Any object, natural or manmade, that orbits Earth
Process by which mapmakers convert the location of map points to numbers
Distance in degrees north or south of the equator

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