Hachures on Contour Lines

Stephen J Reynolds, Carla McAuliffe, Exploring Earth

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This animation includes a static contour map to the left and a digital elevation model on the right that can be manipulated for different perspectives with arrow buttons. This Flash animation focuses on the properties of hachured lines associated within a volcanic cone. Hachured lines are used to show closed depressions. The animation can be paused and rewound to stress important points.

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This resource is referenced here:Keywords: contour lines, topographic maps, reading maps