INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE
the scale on a topographic map, find the
distance between two points.
○ contour line ○
a topographic map, find the elevation of any
Using a topographic map, determine the elevation of the top of a
hill or mountain.
Using only the shape
of contour lines (not numbers) on a topographic
map, determine the direction of flow of a
a USGS topographic map, identify these
○ hill ○
closed depression (basin)
○ stream ○
intermittent stream ○ lake
○ an urbanized area
topographic map to estimate the latitude and
longitude of a point, using the lat/long
markings on the side of the map and the four
crosses dividing each quad into nine 2.5' x 2.5' portions.
hachured contour line on a topographic map and
tell what it indicates about the topography.
Demonstrate that you
can distinguish between steep slopes and gentle
slopes as illustrated on a topographic map.
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