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Topography Study Guide


Continents & Oceans
Label the map:

Time Zones

There are ____________ time zones in the world.


The time difference between each =
____________________
The longitudinal difference between each =
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International Date Line


When you travel ____________ across it you arrive
a day ______________.
When you travel _____________ across it you
arrive a day __________________.

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Prime Meridian
Located in ____________________________,
_______________________
Sometimes referred to as
__________________________
_______________________
______________________.

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There are _________________ time zones in the
United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
______________________
______________________
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If it is 1:00 pm in Oregon (OR), what time is it in Florida (FL)?

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If it is 1:00 pm in Texas (TX), what time is it in California (CA)?
If it is 9:00 am in Nevada (NV), what time is it in Arizona (AZ)?
Latitude & Longitude
Parallel
Lines running _______________ and
_______________ around the earth
Latitude
The ____________________ measurement
between each ____________________________.
Measures __________________ &
________________ of the
____________________________.

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Meridian
Lines running _______________ and
_______________ around the earth
Latitude
The ____________________ measurement
between each ____________________________.
Measures __________________ &
________________ of the ________________
_______________________.
Label each:

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What state would you be in at:


1. 35o N Latitude and 110o W Longitude:
2. 30o N Latitude and 100o W Longitude:
3. 40o N Latitude and 90o W Longitude:
4. 45o N Latitude and 100o W Longitude:
Topographic Maps
A contour line shows ________________________
changes on a map.
An ___________________ contour:
Has a _____________________ line
Gives the ___________________ at that

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level
A contour ________________________:
The ________________
____________________each contour line.

The _______________________ the contour lines


are to each other, the __________________
the_____________________ is.

Contour lines ______________________ cross.


Why?
They show points of _____________________
_______________________________ and are
______________________________ to each other.

Water always flows from ___________________


elevation to _______________________ elevation.

Two Rules of Vs:


1. Contour lines that cross a
________________ form a _____________
shape. The point of the V points
______________________ (towards the
_______________________ elevation).
Draw:

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Two Rules of Vs:


2. When _________
___________________come together they
form a __________ shape. The point of the
V points _____________________ (towards
the __________________ elevation).
Draw:

What is the contour interval on this map?


Which map direction is Blue River flowing?
What is the highest elevation on this map?

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Landforms
Laccolith:
An ___________________ intrusion with a
________________ floor and a
____________________ roof which has pushed up
the _________________________ above it into the
shape of a _____________________.

Alluvial Fan:
A _______________ shape pile of
_________________ where the gradient of a stream
___________________ (i.e. at the
________________ of a ________________ slope
or mountain front).

Meandering River:
The _______________________ path of a river,
especially in a _________________-plain.

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Fault:
A _____________________ in the
_________________ along which
_____________________ has taken place.

Delta:
___________________ laid down at the
___________ of a ____________________ in the
shape of the Greek letter _________________
(_____) where it enters the _____________ or a
_____________________.

Glacial Valley:
A _________-shaped __________________ that
formed as the result of a ________________
moving through and _________________,
________________, and
_______________________ the rocks through

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which it moved.

Mountain:
A ________________ landform that usually forms
a _____________ as the result of
________________ forces or
______________________. It is usually
__________________ and _________________
than a hill.

Landslide:
The movement of a mass of _______________,
_______________, or both, down a
________________.