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Astronomy
study of outer space and objects in it
Earth Science
study of earth's land, water, air and outer space
Geology
study of the solid parts of the earth
Meterology
study of the earth's air and weather; the earth's atmosphere
Oceanography
study of the earth's oceans
Metric System
system of measurement used by scientists
Unit
known amount for measuring
Compass Rose
part of a map that showsthe major compass directions
Map
drawing that shows part of the earth's surface as seen from above
Legend
list of map symbols and their meanings
Scale
part of a map that shows the relationship between map distance and actual distance
Topographic Map
map that shows the shape and elevation of the land surface
Contour Line
line on a map that connects points of equal elevation
Contour Interval
vertical distance between contour lines on a topographic map
Hachure
short line that points toward the center of a depression on a topographic map