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        Visualizing Topography

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        ©2006 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Adapted from Visualizing Topography by Stephen J. Reynolds, Julia K. Johnson, Carla McAulliff, and Michael Piburn.


        Stephen J. Reynolds, Arizona State University

        This media asset was adapted from Visualizing Topography by Stephen J. Reynolds, Julia K. Johnson, Carla McAulliff, and Michael Piburn.

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        This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0226184. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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