Department of Earth Science |Northeastern Illinois University

ESCI 121
Spring 2007

Daily Objectives #19
(April 2, 2007)                                                                        Dr. Sanders

By the end of today’s class, you should be able to do the following:

* Cogently explain the meaning and importance of the following:

        topographic map    contour interval        contour  line           

* Determine which direction a stream is flowing, even if the contours are not labeled.

* Use latitude and longitude to locate a point on a topographic map; starting with a point on a map, determine the latitude and longitude.

* Explain how the spacing of contour lines on a topographic map relates to the steepness of a slope.

* Complete a worksheet that asks you to examine several different topographic maps and interpret different features on them.

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