How many contour lines are there in this picture?
Second important definition The vertical distance between the elevations represented by two neighboring contour lines on a map is called contour interval. P. 7 #2 What is the contour interval? P.7 #3 What is the contour interval?
Key words: neighboring and vertical Contour intervals show differences in height Scales show differences in distance
3.What is the elevation difference between (A) and (B)? 400m 800m 1000m 1200m A B C D E F 600m
(A) is probably close to the 750 meter line, (B) is above 1300 meters. The difference between the two would probably be 650 to 700 meters.
5. If you walked a straight line from (D) to (C) would you walk over a ridge or down a valley? 400m 800m 1000m 1200m A B C D E F 600m
Down a valley first you are going down, then you are going up again.
Easy way to judge geological features- write this down 1. If you are going in a direction, and the number is going up, that means you are going uphill. 2. If you are going in a direction, and the number is going down, that means you are going downhill.