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52 Different Landforms Definitions and Pictures.

52 Different Landforms Definitions and Pictures.

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  • 1. Land and Water Terms { Geography
  • 2. {archipelago a group of many islands
  • 3. Basin an area of land largely enclosed byhigher land.
  • 4. Baypart of a body of salt water that reaches into the land;usually smaller than a gulf
  • 5. Canyon {A deep valley with very steepsides, often carved from the Earthby a river.
  • 6. Cape a curved or hooked piece of landextending into a body of water
  • 7. { A large hole in the ground or inCave the side of a hill or mountain.
  • 8. Channel a narrow deep waterway connecting two largerbodies of water; the deepest part of thewaterway.
  • 9. Cliffa high, steep slope of rock or soil
  • 10. Coastland along the sea or ocean
  • 11. continental shelfplateau of land surface into the ocean but underwater {
  • 12. { deltaland built up by deposits of sand and silt at the mouth ofsome rivers
  • 13. {Desert A very dry area
  • 14. Dividethe highest ridge of land separating river basins
  • 15. fault {a fracture in the rocks along which there has beenmovement
  • 16. Fjorda narrow inlet of the sea between high banks orcliffs created by glaciers
  • 17. {Forest a large tract of land covered with trees and underbrush extensive wooded area
  • 18. Glacier A slowly moving river of ice.
  • 19. Gulf part of a sea or ocean that reaches into land; usually larger than a bay
  • 20. Harbora sheltered area ofwater where ships mayanchor safely
  • 21. highlands {an area of hills, plateaus, and mountains
  • 22. Hill a raised part of the { earths surface with sloping sides; old mountain which because of erosion has become rounder and shorter
  • 23. Iceberga large mass of floating ice that has broken off from aglacier, most of this is underwater
  • 24. Inlet a small part of a body of water that reaches intoa coast
  • 25. island {an area of land completely surrounded by water
  • 26. Isthmusnarrow strip of land with water on both sides connectingtwo larger pieces of land
  • 27. Mesaa land formation having a relatively flat top andsteep rock walls
  • 28. Mountain high, rocky land, usually with steep sides and apointed or rounded top, higher than a hill
  • 29. mouth (of a river)place where a river empties into a larger body ofwater; the end of a river
  • 30.  A low place throughPass mountains that allows for passage of people, cars, etc.
  • 31. Peak The pointed top of a mountain
  • 32. Peninsula A body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
  • 33.  A large, flat area of land that is higher than the Plateau surrounding land.
  • 34. Plain Flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.
  • 35. Prairie A wide, relatively flat area of land that has grasses and only a few trees.
  • 36. Pond A small body of water surrounded by land. Usually smaller than a lake.
  • 37. Rapidsa part of a river, generally shallow, where the currentsmove swiftly over rocks
  • 38. Reefa ridge of rock or sand at or near the surface of the water
  • 39. Reservoir a lake where water is collected and stored for future use
  • 40. A large, flowing body of waterRiver that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
  • 41. SavannaRegions of tall grasses with afew trees. Wet and dryseasons
  • 42. Land area with desert likeconditions, few plants, andhills Scrubland
  • 43. Seaa large body of water, usually salt water, partlyor completely surrounded by land
  • 44. SoundA wide inlet of the seaor ocean that is parallelto the coastline.It often separates acoastline from a nearbyisland.
  • 45. StraitA narrow body of waterthat connects twolarger bodies of water.
  • 46. SwampA type offreshwaterwetland thathas spongy,muddy landand a lot ofwater.Many trees andshrubs grow inswamps.
  • 47. Areas that are directly effected by the tides Tidewater of the oceans. Some marshes, swamps, a rocky areas along the coast are included.
  • 48. TributarySometimes called abranch. A stream orriver that flows into alarger river.
  • 49. A cold, treeless area, usually found at high elevations or at the poles.Tundra
  • 50. ValleyA low place betweenmountains
  • 51. VolcanoA mountainous vent in theearths crust.When a volcano erupts itspews out hot lava, ashes,and hot gasses from deepinside the earth.
  • 52. WaterfallWhen water in a riversuddenly falls off over asteep place.
  • 53. Wetlands• An area of land that is often wet• The soil is often low in oxygen.• Areas include swamps, sloughs, fens, bogs, marshes, etc.
  • 54.  1. Make your table with 2 columns and 52 rows 2 In column #1 write the landform term and the definition 3. In the row across from it, add a pictures of that landform. 4. When you are done, upload the table to Moodle. 5. PRINT OUT THE TABLE 6. Cut it out in rows so that the picture folds behind the term and definition. 7. Use them as flashcards to study for the quiz! Make a table on a Pages Document