What are landforms?

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What are landforms?

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

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