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isotherm

isotherm

[ahy-suh-thurm]
isotherm, line drawn on a map of a particular region of the earth's surface connecting points of equal temperature; each point reflects one temperature reading or an average of several readings over a period of time. The relative spacing of the isothermal lines indicates a temperature gradient, i.e., the amount of temperature change over a given distance.
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An isotherm is a line or surface that connects points of equal atmospheric temperature.

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