Representation of Relief

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  • Q1

    Differentiate between vertical interval (VI) and horizontal equivalent (HE).

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    Answer:

    Vertical interval is the difference in height between two successive contours, whereas horizontal equivalent is the horizontal distance between two successive contours.

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  • Q2

    Which colours are used to depict various relief features in the colour method?

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    Answer:

    The main colours used in the colour method are:

    • Green for plains
    • Brown for mountains
    • White for snow-covered areas, and
    • Blue for sea

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  • Q3

    How are concave slopes represented by contours?

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    Answer:

    The contours representing concave slopes are widely spaced in the lower parts and closely spaced in the upper parts.

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  • Q4

    What are contours?

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    Answer:

    Contours are the imaginary lines joining places having the same elevation above the mean sea level.

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  • Q5

    What do you mean by relief features of earth?

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    Answer:

    The elevations and depressions on the earth’s surface are known as the relief features of earth.

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