Landforms Earth science 4 Aug 08
beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land   </li></ul>
beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land   </li></ul>
beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land   </li></ul>
beach
beach
dune
dune   <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
dune   <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
dune   <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
coastline
coastline   <ul><li>shore; the border between land and a body of water   </li></ul>
coastline
coastline
coastline
coastline   from space
shore
shore  <ul><li>coastline; where a body of water meets the land   </li></ul>
shore  <ul><li>where a body of water meets the land   </li></ul>
shore  <ul><li>It means the same as coastline   </li></ul>
delta
delta   <ul><li>A large area of deposition where a river flows into a lake or ocean </li></ul>
delta   <ul><li>A delta is made of sediment  (sand, mud) </li></ul><ul><li>that was carried downstream by the river. </li>...
delta   <ul><li>a delta forms a new coastline further and further out into the ocean as it grows </li></ul>
delta   <ul><li>Sediment flows into the ocean but settles to the bottom when the water stops moving. </li></ul><ul><li>The...
plain
plain   <ul><li>a very large, flat area of land </li></ul>
plain   <ul><li>a very large, flat area of land </li></ul>
plain   <ul><li>plain with mountains in the distance </li></ul>
plain   <ul><li>much of our country is flat plains </li></ul>(shown in green) Canada  USA Mexico
plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
canyon
canyon   <ul><li>a deep valley with steep sides   </li></ul>
canyon
canyon   <ul><li>a deep  </li></ul><ul><li>valley  </li></ul><ul><li>with  </li></ul><ul><li>steep  </li></ul><ul><li>side...
The Grand Canyon <ul><li>in Arizona </li></ul>
valley
valley <ul><li>a long, low area of land surrounded by higher land, usually with a river running through it   </li></ul>
valley <ul><li>a long, low area of land surrounded by higher land, usually with a river running through it   </li></ul>
valley <ul><li>a long, low area of  </li></ul><ul><li>land surrounded  </li></ul><ul><li>by higher land,  </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Pacoima is in the  </li></ul><ul><li>San Fernando Valley </li></ul>
volcano
volcano   <ul><li>a mountain of igneous rock formed by eruptions of lava and magma </li></ul>
volcano   <ul><li>a mountain of igneous rock formed by eruptions of lava and magma </li></ul>
volcano
This volcano is erupting
crater
crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top of some volcanoes   </li></ul>
crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top of some volcanoes   </li></ul>
crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top  </li></ul><ul><li>of some  </li></ul><ul><li>volcanoes   </li></ul>
caldera
caldera <ul><li>a very large volcanic crater;  </li></ul><ul><li>a depression caused by the explosion or collapse of a vol...
 
Mt. Saint Helens before the 1980 eruption
Mt. Saint Helens caldera after the eruption
Caldera in a shield volcano
floodplain
floodplain   <ul><li>a nearly flat area near a river that is often flooded </li></ul>
floodplain
floodplain   This town is on a floodplain. Sometimes the river overflows its banks.
meander   <ul><li>a path, such as the course of a river, with many curves and turns   </li></ul>
meander   <ul><li>a path, such as the course of a river, with many curves and turns   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Some rivers flow in a somewhat straight path. </li></ul>
<ul><li>But many </li></ul><ul><li>rivers </li></ul><ul><li>meander </li></ul><ul><li>like this </li></ul><ul><li>one does...
outcropping
outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
We could dig here and find rock.
But at an outcropping, you don’t have to dig.
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  1. 1. Landforms Earth science 4 Aug 08
  2. 2. beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land </li></ul>
  3. 3. beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land </li></ul>
  4. 4. beach <ul><li>a sandy shore where a body of water meets the land </li></ul>
  5. 5. beach
  6. 6. beach
  7. 7. dune
  8. 8. dune <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
  9. 9. dune <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
  10. 10. dune <ul><li>a ridge or hill of sand created by the wind; found in deserts or near lakes and oceans </li></ul>
  11. 11. coastline
  12. 12. coastline <ul><li>shore; the border between land and a body of water </li></ul>
  13. 13. coastline
  14. 14. coastline
  15. 15. coastline
  16. 16. coastline from space
  17. 17. shore
  18. 18. shore <ul><li>coastline; where a body of water meets the land </li></ul>
  19. 19. shore <ul><li>where a body of water meets the land </li></ul>
  20. 20. shore <ul><li>It means the same as coastline </li></ul>
  21. 21. delta
  22. 22. delta <ul><li>A large area of deposition where a river flows into a lake or ocean </li></ul>
  23. 23. delta <ul><li>A delta is made of sediment (sand, mud) </li></ul><ul><li>that was carried downstream by the river. </li></ul>
  24. 24. delta <ul><li>a delta forms a new coastline further and further out into the ocean as it grows </li></ul>
  25. 25. delta <ul><li>Sediment flows into the ocean but settles to the bottom when the water stops moving. </li></ul><ul><li>The result is </li></ul><ul><li>a delta. </li></ul>
  26. 26. plain
  27. 27. plain <ul><li>a very large, flat area of land </li></ul>
  28. 28. plain <ul><li>a very large, flat area of land </li></ul>
  29. 29. plain <ul><li>plain with mountains in the distance </li></ul>
  30. 30. plain <ul><li>much of our country is flat plains </li></ul>(shown in green) Canada USA Mexico
  31. 31. plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
  32. 32. plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
  33. 33. plateau <ul><li>an elevated, mostly flat area of land that has been uplifted by geologic forces </li></ul>
  34. 34. canyon
  35. 35. canyon <ul><li>a deep valley with steep sides </li></ul>
  36. 36. canyon
  37. 37. canyon <ul><li>a deep </li></ul><ul><li>valley </li></ul><ul><li>with </li></ul><ul><li>steep </li></ul><ul><li>sides </li></ul>
  38. 38. The Grand Canyon <ul><li>in Arizona </li></ul>
  39. 39. valley
  40. 40. valley <ul><li>a long, low area of land surrounded by higher land, usually with a river running through it </li></ul>
  41. 41. valley <ul><li>a long, low area of land surrounded by higher land, usually with a river running through it </li></ul>
  42. 42. valley <ul><li>a long, low area of </li></ul><ul><li>land surrounded </li></ul><ul><li>by higher land, </li></ul><ul><li>usually with a </li></ul><ul><li>river running </li></ul><ul><li>through it </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>Pacoima is in the </li></ul><ul><li>San Fernando Valley </li></ul>
  44. 44. volcano
  45. 45. volcano <ul><li>a mountain of igneous rock formed by eruptions of lava and magma </li></ul>
  46. 46. volcano <ul><li>a mountain of igneous rock formed by eruptions of lava and magma </li></ul>
  47. 47. volcano
  48. 48. This volcano is erupting
  49. 49. crater
  50. 50. crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top of some volcanoes </li></ul>
  51. 51. crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top of some volcanoes </li></ul>
  52. 52. crater <ul><li>a bowl-shaped depression at the top </li></ul><ul><li>of some </li></ul><ul><li>volcanoes </li></ul>
  53. 53. caldera
  54. 54. caldera <ul><li>a very large volcanic crater; </li></ul><ul><li>a depression caused by the explosion or collapse of a volcano </li></ul>
  55. 56. Mt. Saint Helens before the 1980 eruption
  56. 57. Mt. Saint Helens caldera after the eruption
  57. 58. Caldera in a shield volcano
  58. 59. floodplain
  59. 60. floodplain <ul><li>a nearly flat area near a river that is often flooded </li></ul>
  60. 61. floodplain
  61. 62. floodplain This town is on a floodplain. Sometimes the river overflows its banks.
  62. 63. meander <ul><li>a path, such as the course of a river, with many curves and turns </li></ul>
  63. 64. meander <ul><li>a path, such as the course of a river, with many curves and turns </li></ul>
  64. 65. <ul><li>Some rivers flow in a somewhat straight path. </li></ul>
  65. 66. <ul><li>But many </li></ul><ul><li>rivers </li></ul><ul><li>meander </li></ul><ul><li>like this </li></ul><ul><li>one does. </li></ul>
  66. 67. outcropping
  67. 68. outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
  68. 69. outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
  69. 70. outcropping <ul><li>a place where bedrock is exposed </li></ul>
  70. 71. We could dig here and find rock.
  71. 72. But at an outcropping, you don’t have to dig.
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