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peak
the highest point of a mountain
sea level
the average height of the ocean's surface, zero elevation
topographic map
uses contour lines to show the shape and elevation of the land's surface
profile
a side view or cross-section of a landform such as a mountain
ridge
a narrow area of high land between two valleys
glacier
a large mass or body of moving ice
bench marks
markers at locations where the exact elevation has been measured by surveyors
intermittent stream or lake
contains water only during certain times of the year
surveyor
a person who measures and marks the distance, elevation, position and boundaries of land areas
aerial photograph
a photograph of the earth's surface taken from an airplane or spacecraft flying above the earth