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mapping earths surface

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tapography
the shape of the land its elevation relief and landforms
elevation
the height above sea level from a point on land
relief
the diffrence in elevation between the hightest and lowest parts
landforms
one peice topography ex.a mountin
plain
a landform made up of of flat or gently rolling land
mountin
a landform with high elevation and high relief
plateau
a landform that has high elevation and a flat level top
metamorphic rock
metemorpic forms when an exciting rock is changed by heat pressure or chemical reactions
contour lines
a line on topography map that connects point of equal elevation
topography maps
a map that shows the surface features of an area
geogly
the study of the earths geo means earth
minerals
foundin rocks ex quartz feldspar mica
rocks
geoglists classify rocks in three groups igneous metamorphic sedimentary
rock cycle
the processof rocks channging from one type another
igneous
forms from cooling of molten rock
sedimenterty
forms when particles of other rocks or the remains of plants and animals are pressed and cedemented togther