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Word: topography

Definition: physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place

Sentences Containing 'topography'

A hurricane in 1916 changed the topography of the island by closing the Key and creating a new opening on the western end of the island.
A novel laser altimeter on board BepiColumbo will survey the topography of Mercury to within a meter.
Choe also made observations about China's topography in each of the towns and villages he visited.
Coimbra's toponymy came from its earliest settlement as the "civitas Aeminium", a name derived from the early settlement's topography: "o meneiu" means "top of hill" in Latin.
Custis' estate encompassed an area with a highly varied topography.
Due to the flat topography of the city centre, bicycles are popular.
Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo).
Heilongjiang is a land of varied topography.
His chief contribution was the "Collections for a History of the Shires of Aberdeen and Banff," 1842, which formed the preface to "Illustrations of the Topography and Antiquities of Aberdeen and Banff" (vol.
Hoffmann is largely responsible for introducing topography to the United States.
In mountainous regions, the topography of the land prevents the elimination of all steep grades, but nevertheless the attempt is always made to follow the easiest grades.
It is largely absent from most of the south coast of the main island because of unfavourable topography.
It is one of several ceremonies of ancient Roman religion in which a sacred topography is marked out through a procession.
Its topography is very rugged, with narrow valleys intersected by rivers and steep hills.
Kuitca is well known “for his use of maps – particularly his transcriptions of topography onto mattresses”.
Kunitomo's telescope had a magnification of 60, and allowed him to make very detailed studies of sun spots and lunar topography.
Lanzhou's main area is constrained by its geographical topography, since it is a typical valley which can be described as sandwiched by two mountains, with the Yellow River crossing by.
Later, they began working together to map the topography of the ocean floor.
Minnesota's topography allows for extremely long-distance listening on account of the tower's location, height, and power output.
Once keratoconus has been diagnosed, its degree may be classified by several metrics: Increasing use of corneal topography has led to a decline in use of these terms.
Other STM methods involve manipulating the tip in order to change the topography of the sample.
The book focused primarily on the topography of the land and commercial products of China's southern provinces.
The break in the ridge between First Hill and Beacon Hill is man-made, the result of two of the many regrading projects that reshaped the topography of the city center.
The climate in the region is generally Mediterranean but varies by local topography.
The Extoraz River separates it from San Joaquín. The topography is the main determinant of climate within the municipality.
The former stayed rather distinct while more subsequent gene flow occurred between the latter; this difference is probably an effect of habitat topography.
The infantry positions, fortified barracks and artillery batteries were dispersed and concealed in natural and constructed topography.
The landscape is rugged topography with steep hillsides and narrow valley floodplains.
The local geology is typical of the Antrim topography with basalt overlaying sandstone and limestone.
The location and topography of the channels that make up the ITF are shown in the Figure.
The plateau features several examples of Karst topography, including several sinkholes and ponors.
The result of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission was close to 1 trillion measurements of the Earth's topography.
The route distance and topography relate to issues of time allocation needed and acceptable levels of physical effort" (Wahlgren Schantz 2011.).
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) was an international project spearheaded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and NASA, with participation of the German Aerospace Center DLR.
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission mast was deployed successfully to its full length, and the antenna was turned to its operation position.
The stands are divided by forest inventory, topography and access.
The term "Karst topography" refers to that of southwestern Slovenia's Kras Plateau, a limestone region of underground rivers, gorges, and caves, between Ljubljana and the Mediterranean.
The topography includes volcanoes and a rugged coastline.
The topography of Lanzhou hampers this city to become a megacity like Beijing or Xi’an.
The topography of the city center was also changed by the construction of a seawall and the artificial Harbor Island (completed 1909) at the mouth of the city's industrial Duwamish Waterway, the terminus of the Green River.
The topography of the division is characterized by flat-topped hills of uniform height divided by shallow valleys forming papyrus swamps.
The topography of the town is quite flat.
The topography to the east and south consists of flat farming land extending to Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait respectively.
The unique topography of the area () was believed to make it almost impossible for either of the two sides to push for a military victory in that area.
The varied topography and curved, tree-lined streets with historic residences are notable.
This information ranges from "units" and weaponry used by the factions to try to eliminate the other, as well as topography of the continent on which they wage there bloody war.
Together with the partly hilly topography, there is therefore little in the way of bicycle transport in Siegen. Rail transport.
Tree islands form on convex topography, which tends to gather less snow and shed it sooner than surrounding level or concave topography.
Variations in substrate, topography, moisture, and snowpack depth and duration determine the vegetation community.
Varying topography makes some beaches more likely to have rip currents; a few are notorious.
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