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Landforms

  1. 1. Landforms Descriptions and Pictures
  2. 2. Island Archipelago <ul><li>A piece of land completely surround by water. </li></ul><ul><li>Group of islands </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beach or Coast <ul><li>The sandy or rocky land at the edge of an ocean, sea, or lake. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dune <ul><li>This is what is called a ridge of sand piled up by the wind. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Peninsula <ul><li>A stretch of land surrounded on three sides by water. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fjords <ul><li>A narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Isthmus <ul><li>A narrow strip of land (bridge) than connects to pieces of land. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Swamp Marsh <ul><li>A type of freshwater wetland </li></ul><ul><li>A type of freshwater, brackish water or saltwater wetland </li></ul>
  9. 9. Canyon <ul><li>A long narrow valley with high steep sides. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mesa <ul><li>A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more cliff-like sides. </li></ul><ul><li>Plateau – largest </li></ul><ul><li>Butte - smallest </li></ul>
  11. 11. Plain <ul><li>Area of level or rolling land. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mountains <ul><li>This is the highest landform above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Range – a stream of mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Hill – small rise in elevation </li></ul>

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