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    • EARTH’S LANDFORMS Grace Persion Period 4 9/21/09
    • BAY
      • A bay is an area of water mostly surrounded by land.
      • Some examples of bays include Palionisos Bay on Kalymnos Island, Greece & Arginonta Bay in the same city.
      • A butte is an isolated hill rising abruptly above the surrounding land with a small, relatively flat top.
      • Some examples of buttes include Soda Butte in Yellowstone and Fajada Butte in Choco Canyon.
    • CANYON
      • A canyon is a ravine formed by a river with little rainfall.
      • Some examples of canyons include Bryce Canyon in Utah and Copper Canyon in Mexico.
      • A cataract is, in this case, a large, powerful waterfall.
      • Some examples of cataracts include Cataract Falls in California, and Cataract Cove in Alaska.
    • CLIFF
      • A cliff is is a vertical (or near vertical) rock exposure.
      • Some examples of cliffs are Suicide Cliff in Saipan, Micronesia, and Northwest Point on Navassa Island.
      • A delta is low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water.
      • Some examples of deltas include the Lena River delta, the Mississippi River delta, and the Nile River delta.
      • A flood plain is is flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding.
      • Some examples of flood plains include Lynches River in South Carolina and the Laramie Rivers in Wyoming.
      • A glacier is a mass of ice which moves over land.
      • Some examples of glaciers are the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram Mountains in Pakistan, and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina.
    • GULF
      • A gulf is a large bay that is an “arm” of an ocean or sea.
      • Some examples of gulfs are the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Patras, and the Gulf of Venezuela.
      • A harbor is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored.
      • Some examples of harbors include Presque Isle Harbor, Caesarea Harbor, and Saxon Harbor.
    • ISLAND
      • An island is any piece of land that is surrounded by water.
      • Some examples of islands include Great Keppel Island, and Turtle Island.
      • A marsh is a type of wetland which is subject to frequent or continuous flood.
      • Some examples of marshes include salt marshes in Georgia and the Spartina salt marshes.
    • MESA
      • A mesa is an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs.
      • Some examples of mesas include Mesa Verde, and Cerro Negro in Argentina.
      • A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak.
      • Some examples of mountains include the Rocky Moutains and Mt. Fuji.
    • OASIS
      • An oasis is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring.
      • Some examples of oases include Huacachina in Peru, and Ein Gedi in Israel.
      • A plateau is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain.
      • Some examples of plateaus include the Kinder Plateau, and the Thwaites Plateau.
      • A prairie is a flat area of land with not much rain, considered a part of temperate grasslands.
      • Some examples of prairies include Grand Prairie, Fair Prairie, and Coastal Prairie.
      • A steppe is a grassland plain without trees.
      • Some examples of steppes include the Kazakh steppe, the Mongolian steppe, and steppes in Altai.
    • STRAIT
      • A strait is a narrow, navigable channel of water that connects two bigger bodies of water.
      • Some examples of straits include the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, and the Strait of Gibraltar.
      • A swamp is part of a wetland ecosystem, with large areas of land and shallow bodies of water.
      • Some examples of swamps include freshwater swamps in Florida, and swamps in Belarus.
    • VALLEY
      • A valley is a long depression in the land, between two higher areas which may be hills or mountains.
      • Some examples of valleys include the valley in Glacier National Park, Montana, and a glaciated valley in Mt Hood Wilderness.
      • A volcano is an opening in the Earth’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma and ash to escape from below the surface.
      • Some examples of volcanoes include Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the Llaima Volcano.
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      Grace Persion Period 4