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    What are landforms? What are landforms? Presentation Transcript

    • Elena García Marín What are Landforms?
    • What are landforms?
      • Landforms are the natural shapes called landforms.
      • There are many different types of landforms found on the earth: landforms of continental relief and landforms of coastal relief
    • Plain
      • A plain is
      • a flat area on Earth’s surface.
    • Plateau
      • A plateau is a flat area higher than the land around it.
    • Hill
      • A hill is
      • a small elevation in the Earth's surface
    • Mountain
      • A mountain is
      • a place on Earth’s surface that is much higher than the land around it.
                                            
    • Valley
      • A valley is
      • a lowland area between higher lands such as mountains.
                                                                  
    • Depression
      • A depression is
      • an area that is
      • lower than its
      • surroundings .
    • Canyon
      • A canyon is
      • a deep valley
      • with very steep sides
                                                               
    • Peninsula
      • A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
    • Island
      • An island is land that is completely surrounded by water
    • Archipelago
      • An archipelago is a group or chain of islands together in a sea or ocean.
    • Coast
      • A coast is the area where the ocean touches the land.
    • Lake
      • A lake is water that is completely surrounded by land.
    • River
      • A river is
      • a long flowing body of water
    • Cape
      • A cape is
      • a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea
    • Gulf
      • A gulf is a part of the ocean that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
    • Bay
      • A bay is
      • a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf).
    • Strait or channel
      • A strait is
      • a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water