# How do contour maps show areas of shallow gradient?

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Contour maps have lines along points at the same height or elevation. The contours are usually drawn at regular intervals, such as every 10 or 50m of height change.
Where contour lines are very close on a map, this shows that the height is changing a great deal over a short horizontal distance, and therefore the gradient is steep.
Areas of shallow gradient will have contour lines that are a long way apart, showing that points that are a set distance apart in height are a large distance apart horizontally.
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# What type of map shows elevations and contours?

A topographic map would show elevations and contours.

# How does a contour map indicate areas of steep gradient?

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# How does a contour map indicate areas of steep or gentle gradient?

Answer . with lines that are closer for steep, and lines that are farther apart for gentle.

# What do contour lines on a map show?

Elevation levels above sea level .

# What do contour maps show?

contour lines show elevation

# Referrring to your map of the volcano how does a contour map indicate areas of steep or gentle gradient?

The closer the lines are the steeper the slope. The farther away the lines are then the more gentle the slope is.

# On a contour map what is used to show elevation?

Contour lines are used to show the elevation.!

# How do you show the steepness and gentleness of a contour map?

How close together the brown contour lines are. Yes, the closer the contours the steeper the slope. Flat land, by definition, has no contour lines.

# What do contour lines show on a topographic map?

They show the relief of an area. They will have height values attached to them. The distance between contour lines gives an impression of gradient. The closer they are toget

# What is a shallow gradient?

A shallow gradient is a low slope of land. It usually has contourlines that are decent way apart from one another.

# Contour lines on a map shows?

elevation above mean sea level

# How do you find the gradient on a contour map?

the ratio between the vertical interval and horizontal equivalent is defined as the gradient.

# What do contour lines show us on a map?

how high a piece of land is
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# What are the gradient answers for lab 1-5 constructing a contour map?

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# How does a contour map show hilltops?

They will look like little circles at the center of graduated contours. In text, a hilltop would look something like this: ( ( ( ( O ) ) ) )

# What do the contour lines on a topographic map show?

The contour lines on a topographic map shows elevation typically above mean sea level (MSL).