JEOPARDY-Landforms and Topographic Maps

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Topography
Types of
Landforms
Satellites and
GPS
Topographic
Maps
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The shape of the land
TOPOGRAHPY
The height above sea level of a
point on Earth’s surface
ELEVATION
The difference in elevation
between the highest and lowest
parts of an area.
RELIEF
A feature of topography formed
by the processes that shape
Earth’s surface
LANDFORMS
Michigan is part of this type of
Landform region
Plains (Great)
A landform made up of flat
or gently rolling land with
low relief
PLAINS
A landform that has high elevation
and more or less level surface
PLATEAUS
A landform with high elevation
and high relief
MOUNTAINS
A plain the lies along a sea coast
Coastal Plain
The different mountain ranges in
a region make up this
Mountain System
These use electronic devices to
collect information about the
land surface in the form of
computer data
Satellites
The thousands of tiny dots that
make up a satellite image
Pixels
A method of finding latitude,
longitude, and elevation points
on the earth’s surface using a
network of satellites
Global Positioning System
A list of all the symbols used on
the map with an
explanation of their meaning
Key or Legend
A satellite that orbits Earth
Landsat
Provides information on the
elevation, relief, and slope of
the ground surface.
Topographic Map
Uses of Topographic Maps
Businesses, Cities, Recreational
Used to show buildings, woods,
trails, and swamps on a
Topographic map
Symbols
Change in elevation from
contour line to contour line
Contour Interval
Closely space contour lines
indicate this on a topographic
map
Steep Slope
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