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Relieve

  1. 1. LANDFORMS
  2. 2. Mountain landforms <ul><li>A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding land in a limited area, with a peak. </li></ul><ul><li>Plateau : is an area of highland , usually consisting of relatively flat terrain </li></ul>
  3. 3. Glacial landforms <ul><li>U-shaped valley (U-valley) </li></ul>
  4. 4. COASTAL LANDFORMS
  5. 5. Coastal landforms <ul><li>Peninsula : a portion of land nearly surrounded by water and connected with a larger body by an isthmus </li></ul>
  6. 6. Coastal landforms <ul><li>Beach </li></ul><ul><li>Cape </li></ul>
  7. 7. Coastal landforms <ul><li>Cliff : a cliff is a vertical, or near vertical, rock. Cliffs are common on coasts , in mountainous areas and along rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Fiord </li></ul>
  8. 8. Coastal landforms <ul><li>Bay and Gulf : A bay is an area of water bordered by land on three sides. A large bay may be called a gulf. </li></ul><ul><li>Ria and Estuary : A ria is a landform , often referred to as a drowned river valley . Rias are almost always estuaries . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Estuary <ul><li>Sella </li></ul><ul><li>Miño </li></ul>
  10. 10. FLUVIAL LANDFORMS
  11. 11. RIVER <ul><li>A river is a flow of water in a natural channel . </li></ul><ul><li>The point where the river begins is called the source . </li></ul><ul><li>The point at which a river ends is the mouth . </li></ul><ul><li>The path taken by the river from its source to the mouth is the course . </li></ul><ul><li>As the river flows along the course, it is joined by smaller streams called tributaries </li></ul>
  12. 12. Valley <ul><li>V-shaped valley (V-valley) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Fluvial landforms <ul><li>Delta : the alluvial </li></ul><ul><li>deposit at the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>of a river </li></ul>

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