How Are Landforms Represented on Flat Maps?
ES0307  Contour Lines and Valleys

  !   Click the arrow buttons to view the 3-D model from different angles. Compare the map to the model, especially in the valley that cuts through the center of the area.

Stephen J. Reynolds and Carla McAuliffe,
Arizona State University

Focus in on the area of the valley between the 3000- and 4000-foot contours and observe how the contours represent the shape of the land.

8. Make a sketch of the pattern of the contour lines moving up the valley. Draw an arrow to indicate the direction in which water flows across the lines.


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