Hypsometric curve

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Term: Hypsometric curve
Definition: A graph of the area-altitude distribution; hypsographic curve is a synonym. The hypsometric curve shows the area-altitude distribution by plotting area on the horizontal axis versus altitude on the vertical axis. Intervals on the altitude axis are commonly 25, 50 or 100 metres.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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