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Term: Hypsometric curve Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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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.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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