How Are Landforms Represented on Flat Maps?
ES0307  Hachures on Contour Lines

Examine the topographic map on the left carefully. The small marks in the center of the feature are called hachures. Take some time to study the map and predict the shape of the feature it depicts.

  !   Click the arrow buttons to view the 3-D model from different angles.

Stephen J. Reynolds and Carla McAuliffe,
Arizona State University

9. What landform feature does the model show, and what do hachures on contour lines indicate?

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