Geography Landforms
Canyon
A narrow, deep valley with steep
sides.
Volcano
An opening in the earth, usually, raised,
through which gases and lava escape from
the earth’s interior.
Glacier
A large ice mass the moves slowly down a
mountain over land.
Cataract
A step-like series of waterfalls.
Gulf
Part of an ocean or lake partially enclosed by land.
Marsh
Soft, wet, low-lying, grassy land that serves as a
transition between water and land.
Oasis
A spot of fertile land in a desert, fed by water form
wells or underground springs.
Strait
A narrow channel connecting two larger
bodies of water.
Peninsula
A point of land extending into an ocean or
lake.
Flood Plain
Flat land near the edges of rivers formed
by mud and silt deposited by floods.
Harbor
A sheltered area of water deep enough for
docking ships.
Swamp
A lowland region that is saturated by
water.
Island
A body of land surrounded by water.
Mesa
A wide, flat-topped mountain with steep sides,
larger than a butte.
Plateau
A broad, flat area of land higher than the
surrounding land.
Steppe
A wide, treeless grassy plain.
Delta
A triangular area of land formed from
deposits at the mouth of a river.
Butte
A raised, flat area of land with steep cliffs,
smaller than a mesa.
Mountain
Natural elevation of the earths surface with steep
sides and greater height than a hill.
Prairie
A large, level area of grassland with few or
no trees.
River Mouth
The place where a river flows into a lake or
an ocean.
Cliff
The steep, almost vertical edge of a hill,
mountain, or plain.
Valley
Low land between hills or
mountains.
Sea Level
Level of the ocean’s surface, used as a
reference point when measuring the
height or depth of the earth’s surfac...
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Geography landforms ppt

  1. 1. Geography Landforms
  2. 2. Canyon A narrow, deep valley with steep sides.
  3. 3. Volcano An opening in the earth, usually, raised, through which gases and lava escape from the earth’s interior.
  4. 4. Glacier A large ice mass the moves slowly down a mountain over land.
  5. 5. Cataract A step-like series of waterfalls.
  6. 6. Gulf Part of an ocean or lake partially enclosed by land.
  7. 7. Marsh Soft, wet, low-lying, grassy land that serves as a transition between water and land.
  8. 8. Oasis A spot of fertile land in a desert, fed by water form wells or underground springs.
  9. 9. Strait A narrow channel connecting two larger bodies of water.
  10. 10. Peninsula A point of land extending into an ocean or lake.
  11. 11. Flood Plain Flat land near the edges of rivers formed by mud and silt deposited by floods.
  12. 12. Harbor A sheltered area of water deep enough for docking ships.
  13. 13. Swamp A lowland region that is saturated by water.
  14. 14. Island A body of land surrounded by water.
  15. 15. Mesa A wide, flat-topped mountain with steep sides, larger than a butte.
  16. 16. Plateau A broad, flat area of land higher than the surrounding land.
  17. 17. Steppe A wide, treeless grassy plain.
  18. 18. Delta A triangular area of land formed from deposits at the mouth of a river.
  19. 19. Butte A raised, flat area of land with steep cliffs, smaller than a mesa.
  20. 20. Mountain Natural elevation of the earths surface with steep sides and greater height than a hill.
  21. 21. Prairie A large, level area of grassland with few or no trees.
  22. 22. River Mouth The place where a river flows into a lake or an ocean.
  23. 23. Cliff The steep, almost vertical edge of a hill, mountain, or plain.
  24. 24. Valley Low land between hills or mountains.
  25. 25. Sea Level Level of the ocean’s surface, used as a reference point when measuring the height or depth of the earth’s surface.

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