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Lecture15 - Contours Geography 12 Maps and Spatial...

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1 Geography 12: Maps and Spatial Reasoning Lecture 15: Topographic Features on Maps Professor Keith Clarke Contours • Review: CI, index, rule-of-V’s, concave, more=steeper • Can get absolute information: elevations, gradients, etc. • Pattern of contours requires interpretation • Knowledge of landforms helps interpretation • Compressed class in physical geography and geomorphology • Geomorphology has a sub-field of geomorphometry • Often goal is to interpret process from form A tension • Erosion: breaking down and removal of surface materials – Processes can be fast or slow • Deposition: erosional material is moved from one location to another and redeposited • Forces are chemical, mechanical, gravity, water, wind, etc. • Each creates distinctive landforms Terrain skeleton
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Some key terms • Peak •P i t •R i d g e • Spur • Scarp/Scree
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course GEOG 12 taught by Professor Gautier during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Lecture15 - Contours Geography 12 Maps and Spatial...

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