A contour map of a hilly island that is at a constant elevation. At sea level, the outer contours are at sea level. A contour line has the same elevation (vertical distance above sea level) at every point. The horizontal distance between any two contour lines in the diagram represents the distance between points on the two contour lines. The north is up in the diagram.
1. As you go inland, each contour line represents ground that is always 5 meters higher than the previous one.
Where on the map are there steep cliffs? Show at least three locations.
There are two high points, one on the east and one on the west. How tall are they?
What is the gentlest slope between sea level and high point B along a straight-line path?
You want to know how much energy it takes to lift your body mass from sea level to the B peak. Would following the path you chose in part make climbing to the top less of a challenge, or would it make no difference?
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There is level ground between two contour lines.
1. Yes, if that is what is specified in your map as the differential elevation from line to line.
The contour lines that join together are called cliffs.
(1) at E, (2) at peaks inside the innermost circle, and (3) at peaks outside.
b) The peaks of both high areas are 30 meters high.
(c) From the south, the terrain slopes gently upwards to a height of 15 meters. Two of the 30 meters high areas (peaks) resemble flagpoles.
..d) No matter which path you choose, you will have to do the same amount of work. Weight times Height or elevation will always equal work. Ease will differ depending on the As though you were walking up a stairway, you would have a longer distance to travel if you chose the gentle slope. ugh a stairway. If you choose the cliff, you will have to climb a wall, but it will be the shortest route.