HYPSOGRAPHIC CURVE PDF

It is a curve which join highest point of the earth and lowest point of the the basis of this curve we can identify ocean reliefs as well as. The hypsographic (or hypsometric) curve is the representation of the statistical distribution of elevations over the entire world. In the areas which are covered. Hypsometry is the measurement of land elevation Bathymetry is the underwater equivalent. Hypsography of the Earth. Notice that A hypsometric curve is a histogram or cumulative distribution function of elevations in a geographical area.

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Hypsometric curve

A hypsometric curve is essentially a graph that shows the proportion of land area that exists at various elevations by plotting relative area against relative height. In the hypsometric curve of the total Earth hypsographlc there exist two maxima of frequencies—at the metre yard and the 4,metre 5,yard elevations, which correlate with the mean level of the lowland continental areas and the deep-sea floor.

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