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Hypsometric Curve

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Hypsometric Curve - definition(s)

hypsometric curve - [cartography] A curve showing the relationship of area to elevation for specified terrain. A hypsometric curve is plotted on a graph on which the x-axis represents surface area and the y-axis represents elevation above or below a datum (normally sea level). The curve shows how much area lies above and below marked elevation intervals.

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Source: esri, 14 May 2012 09:12:03, External 

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