hypsography

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the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)

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measurement of the elevation of land above sea level

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92, a value less than the form unit (1), suggesting a lacustrine convex shape, as can be seen from the hypsographic analysis of the depth-area curve (Figure 3) and the isobaths on the bathymetric map (Figure 1).
To characterize the seasonal development of water column stratification, we calculated Schmidt stability (S; Schmidt 1928) based on the lake's hypsographic curve and the temperature profile.
AverStar's use of hydrologic and hypsographic elements in creating the elevation model has resulted in a more accurate portrayal of hydrographic flow on the model.
Firstly, a simplified conical lake with a hypsographic curve corresponding to Paajarvi was modelled to find the general circulation features in such basins.