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2: Imagery and Maps in the Geosciences

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    After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

    • Describe and identify geoscience imagery.
    • Interpret a topographic map, including contour lines.
    • Determine the latitude and longitude of a point, location, etc.
    • Interpret topographic profiles.

    Thumbnail: “NASA Satellites See California”; (CC-BY 2.0; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via

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