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# Topographic Maps TEKS 8.9 C

## Topographic Maps TEKS 8.9 C

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Topographic Maps

TEKS 8.9 Cinterpret topographic maps and satellite views to identify land and erosional features and predict how these features may be reshaped by weathering

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A 2D view of a 3D surface

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How

do topographic maps give you a picture of what the landscape looks like?

By showing

ELEVATION

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Contour lines do not cross, split or branch off

Contour lines form a “v” or “u” shape in valleys or streambeds

- bottom

of shape points

uphill/upstream

What is the highest elevation?

What is the lowest elevation?

Which way is the stream flowing?

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NOTE: Contour lines form a “V” or “U” shape in valleys or stream beds with the bottom of the shape pointing uphill/upstream.

This shape indicates weathering and erosion!

V

-

weathering and erosion affects higher elevations first!

- as the surface continues to weather and erode, the

“v/u” will widen &/or become more pointed

.

-

deposition

occurs

downstream

U

U

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Where is weathering and erosion taking place?

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if contour lines are

far apart

if contour lines are

close together

the slope is steep

Spacing between contour lines indicates

slope

= the

steepness

of the

land

Where is the slope the most gradual (or flat)?

Where is the slope the steepest?

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Where is the slope of the land the steepest? flattest?

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The contour interval of a map remains consistent throughout the map

What is the contour interval of this map?

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What is the contour interval of this map?

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Identify and Label the following on the topographic map above:

Highest Elevation = _______ Place an “F” where the slope is the most gradual (flat)Lowest Elevation = _______ Place an “S” where the slope is the steepestContour Interval = _______

Draw an arrow showing which way the stream is flowing

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What the landscape (or horizon) looks like

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Topographic Map & Profile

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Topographic Map & Profile

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InterpretCreate a profile showing elevation from point A to B.