Topographic Map study guide

Topographic Maps
shows surface features of an area

contour line
line on topographic map , connects points of equal elevation

contour interval
differnce in elevation from one contour line to next contour line

index contour
every fifth contour line , heavier and darker line

relief
differnce in elevation between highest and lowest parts of area

elevation
height above sea level

mountain
landform with high relief and elevation

plateau
landform with high elevation and low relief

plain
landform with low relief and low or high elevation