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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How would you describe the general topography of the Campti map area? What is the local relief? What is the elevation of the banks of the Red River at the town of Campti?

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Healthy green vegetation appears red on color infrared images, here showing the Red River and Smith Island, Louisiana.

Campti, Louisiana

Scale 1:62,500

Contour interval = 20 ft

U.S. Geological Survey

To determine

The general topography of the Campti map area, the local relief, and the elevation of the banks of the Red River at the town of Campti.

Explanation

On close examination of the topographic map provided in the question, it can be found that the contours are not closely spaced, except in the southern region where it is closely aligned. This indicates that in the region is not a steep one, rather it is a plain with a low relief.

The closely spaced contours found in the south represent the presence of small hills...

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