physiographic diagram

physiographic diagram

[¦fiz·ē·ə¦graf·ik ′dī·ə‚gram]
(geology)
A small-scale map showing landforms by the systematic application of a standardized set of simplified pictorial symbols that represent the appearance such forms would have if viewed obliquely from the air at an angle of about 45°. Also known as landform map; morphographic map.
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A few weeks earlier, Bruce Heezan and Marie Thorpe published their first physiographic diagram of the ocean floor, a project encouraged and inspired by Lobeck (Heezan 1971).
government to design and build "detailed physiographic diagrams of the North-West African Coast" during the summer of 1942 (Grandinetti 1973, 73).