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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Do you think the streams portrayed on this map have perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral flow? Why?

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Whether the streams portrayed on the given map have perennial, intermittent, or ephemeral flow. Give reason.

Explanation

The given map depicts an area that is characterized by mountains and valleys. Steep mountains are located on the western portion of the image whereas flat plain in the east. In addition, a stream that flows from west to east can also be identified in the given image.

Since the streams are represented with dots and dashes, it can be identified that the map obviously represents a very arid area and probably it is an ephemeral stream- a stream type that is located in arid regions in which the water is present only for brief intervals of time...

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