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The variations in elevation of a land surface?

Relief :) ~ louie

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What are the variations in elavation of land surface?

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Why are tides more noticeable in Earth's oceans than on its land?

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What is the average elevation of earth's land surface?

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elevation of land surface above sea level

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What is the height of a surface feature?

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How do index contours let you know if the land you are viewing are increasing or decreasing?

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What is land subsidence and how does it occur?

A drop in the elevation of the surface of the land is called land subsidence, and can be caused by a collapse of underground mining shafts or naturally occurring underground cave system collapses, commonly called sinkholes.

What do contour lines measure?

They show elevation On a map, contour lines are the best method of showing relief ( the ups and downs of a land surface) (:

Changes in elevation that occur over a given area or land?

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