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The next image shows the incredible pressure gradient (change in pressure over distance, revealed by contour lines called isobars).
Topographic maps, which hikers use, typically show major highways, trails, waterways, vegetation (such as forests and meadows) and contour lines that depict elevation.
The Unisphere, a stainless steel globe with contour lines denoting elevation and crossed rings to suggest orbiting rockets, was built for the 1964 World’s Fair as a hopeful monument to unity, humanity, and space travel.
The canvases were heavily influenced by Japanese art, including the flatness of the color with bold contour lines.
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