elevation contour

elevation contour
горизонталь; изогипса

Англо-русский словарь по ядерным испытаниям и горному делу. 2013.

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  • Contour line — This article is about lines of equal value in maps and diagrams. For more meanings of the word contour , see Contour (disambiguation). The bottom part of the diagram shows some contour lines with a straight line running through the location of… …   Wikipedia

  • contour line — n. a line on a map or chart connecting all points of the same elevation (or depth) in a particular area …   English World dictionary

  • contour interval — noun : the vertical distance between the elevations represented by adjacent contour lines on a map * * * the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map. * * * contour interval, difference in height, measured… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elevation — The elevation of a geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point, often the mean sea level. Elevation, or geometric height, is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth s surface, while altitude or geopotential height is …   Wikipedia

  • contour mapping — ▪ geography       the delineation of any property in map form by constructing lines of equal values of that property from available data points. A topographic map, for example, reveals the relief of an area by means of contour lines that… …   Universalium

  • contour farming — ▪ agriculture  the practice of tilling sloped land along lines of consistent elevation in order to conserve rainwater and to reduce soil losses from surface erosion. These objectives are achieved by means of furrows, crop rows, and wheel tracks… …   Universalium

  • contour interval — Difference in elevation between two adjacent contour lines …   Military dictionary

  • contour interval — the difference in elevation represented by each contour line on a topographic map. * * * …   Universalium

  • contour line — 1. a line joining points of equal elevation on a surface. 2. the representation of such a line on a map. 3. Math. a line parallel to a trace. Cf. trace1 (def. 11). Also called contour, level curve, level line. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • contour interval — noun The difference in elevation represented by the space between adjacent contour lines …   Wiktionary

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