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contour map

A map that displays the hills and dales of a site as determined by a topographical survey. The contours of the land are represented by curved lines along which the height above sea level is relatively constant. The map will contain a linear scale indicating the dimensions of the site, and a contour scale indicating the elevation difference between contour lines,such as 5 feet. Lines that are widely spaced indicate a slow change in elevation; lines that are closely spaced indicate a rapid change in elevation.

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CoMFA steric and electrostatic contour maps were shown in Fig.
For the third problem, some gaps will be automatically connected after special runs are added into the contour map layer, and the remainder may be repaired by using the abovementioned methods.
The results of the calculations of the probability of conformity of the defined condition (in our case, the condition of compressive strength of soil-binder mixtures, according to formula (2)), have been developed graphically in the form of statistical contour maps (Maindonald, Braun 2010), with the use of R software.
In the second task children were handed a contour map of Europe.
To prepare contour maps of groundwater level, hydraulic head of different points has been calculated (hydraulic head = surface elevation--depth to groundwater).
From the contour map, potential noise hazardous areas within the facility are identified by comparing their noise levels with the permissible noise exposure limits.
The water table contour maps are used in deciphering the groundwater flow direction, gradient and area of recharge and discharge.
A detailed description of the transient airborne transmission was obtained based on the contour maps of tracer gas propagation from its release source to other locations.
If the area is larger, a contour map is developed and the instrument is placed on top of the vehicle with magnets.
Whatever the historical accuracy of this remark (the play examines the struggle for dominance between English and Irish in nineteenth-century Ireland), the image of language as a contour map, a network of intricate lines capable of expressing every nuance of undulation in the underlying landscape of reality is, I think, an appealing one.
If more data had been received, a color-coded limiting-magnitude contour map could have been created, which would have revealed where the brightest skies in the Charleston area were.