Prentice Hall - Earth Science - Chapter 1- Mapping Earth's Surface
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The shape of the land determined by elevation, relief, and landforms.
Height above sea level.
The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area.
A feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface.
A large area of land where the topography is similar.
A landform made up of flat or gently rolling land with low relief.
A landform with high elevation and high relief.
A series of mountains that have the same general shape and structure.
A landform that has a more or less level surface and is elevated high above sea level.
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantel and the crust. One of four spheres into which scientists divide Earth.
Earth's dense center, made up of the solid inner core and the molten outer core.
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
The layer of rock that forms Earth's outer surface.
The material that forms Earth's hard surface.
The study of the solid Earth.
A model of all or part of Earth's surface as seen from above.
A sphere that represents Earth's surface.
Used to compare distance on a map or globe to distance on Earth's surface.
On a map, pictures used by mapmakers to stand for features on Earth's surface.
A list of the symbols used on a map.
An imaginary line halfway between the North and South poles that circles Earth.
One half of the sphere that makes up Earth's surface.
The line that makes a half circle from the North Pole to the South Pole, passing through Greenwich, England.
A unit used to measure distances around the circle. One degree equals 1/360 of a full circle.
The distance north or south from the equator, measured in degrees.
The distance east or west of the prime meridian.
A framework of lines that helps to show landmasses on a flat surface.
Pictures of the land surface based on computer data collected from satellites.
The tiny dots in a satellite image.
Converting information to numbers for use by a computer.
A map that shows the surface features of an area.
A line on a topographic map that connects points of equal elevation.
The difference in elevation from one contour line to the next.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
A method of find latitude and longitude using satellites.