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Landforms(2)

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Landforms(2)

  1. 1. Landforms
  2. 2. Bay An area of water bordered by land on three sides
  3. 3. Gulf A gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
  4. 4. Peninsula A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by water.
  5. 5. Delta Where the mouth of a river flows into an ocean, sea, lake or another river
  6. 6. Isthmus A narrow strip of land that is bordered on two sides by water and connects two larger land masses
  7. 7. Strait A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
  8. 8. Lake A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides.
  9. 9. Mountain A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill
  10. 10. Hill A hill is a raised area or mound of land.
  11. 11. Plain Plains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.
  12. 12. Plateau A plateau is a large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land. .
  13. 13. River A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
  14. 14. Waterfall When a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall.
  15. 15. Fjord A fjord is a long, narrow sea inlet that is bordered by steep cliffs.
  16. 16. Valley A valley is a low place between mountains.
  17. 17. Glacier A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice.
  18. 18. Archipelago group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
  19. 19. Sea A sea is a large body of salty water that is often connected to an ocean. A sea may be partly or completely surrounded by land.
  20. 20. Ocean An ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Oceans cover more the two-thirds of the Earth's surface

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