contour line

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Synonyms for contour line

a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

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Cole sought the presence of a jet streak, pointing out the closely spaced height contours with his finger:
He did not take the next step, however, and seek the intersection of height contours and isotherms.
With the 850-hPa map, he disembedded the intersection of isotherms and height contours to discern precise regions of cold and warm air advection.