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# eesa01 2011 asst#2 - A4 What is the real-world horizontal...

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University of Toronto at Scarborough 2011-2012 "INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE" (EESA01) Assignment #2 Prof. C.P.J. Mitchell BRING A RULER AND A CALCULATOR WITH YOU TO TUTORIAL!! Please hand in your responses to the question in this assignment on typed, double-spaced paper. You may hand-print calculations, if necessary. No title page is necessary; just write your name, student number, tutorial number, and TA’s name at the top of your assignment. 44 TOTAL MARKS. A) Interpreting topographic maps (29 marks). Use the map below available for download on Blackboard (map for asst2.pdf) to answer the questions in part A. Note that elevation on the map is in feet. For your information, 1 m = 3.28 feet. A1. What are the elevations (in meters) at points A, B, C, D, and E? (5 marks) A2. What are the elevations (in meters) of the summits of Mount Somolenko and Mount Call? (2 marks) A3. What is the scale (in fractional form as a ratio) of the map? (2 marks)

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Unformatted text preview: A4. What is the real-world horizontal distance between the summit of Mount Somolenko and point #1 on the map? What is the average gradient between these two points? What is the average slope, in degrees? Overall, are you going up or down in elevation if your travel from the summit of Mount Somolenko to the summit of Mount Call? (6 marks) A5. Approximate the area of the Silverthrone Glacier as shown on the map? (4 marks; there will be a wide margin of error given for this question) A6. Using the graph paper provided, draw a topographic profile that represents the transect from point #1 to point #2 on the map. Remember that you will be required to change all of your elevations to meters for this profile. Use a vertical exaggeration of somewhere between 2 and 3 (your choice). (10 marks) 1 B. Contour mapping (15 marks) Using the point data below (elevation in meters), construct a topographic map with a contour interval of 10 m. 2...
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