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hypsography

[hip′säg·rə·fē]
(geography)
The science of measuring or describing elevations of the earth's surface with reference to a given datum, usually sea level.
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The average slope inclination decreased to 11.2% and the lake hypsographic curve was linear or slightly concave (Fig.
The average slope inclination was then 9.3% and the hypsographic curve became linear.
Juusa (lake with a concave hypsographic curve) the accumulation area is characterized by CP < 2.3 (confidence level 0.95) and the proportion of the sand fraction (> 0.063 mm) is generally below 29%.