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Glossary of Landforms


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Glossary of Landforms

  1. 1. Glossary of Landforms <ul><li>archipelago An archipelago is a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>bay A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  3. 3. <ul><li>delta A delta is a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. A delta is often (but not always) shaped like a triangle </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  4. 4. <ul><li>island An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms Glossary of Landforms
  5. 5. <ul><li>isthmus An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. An isthmus has water on two sides. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  6. 6. <ul><li>mountain A mountain is a very tall high, natural place on Earth - higher than a hill. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  7. 7. <ul><li>peninsula A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  8. 8. <ul><li>river A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  9. 9. <ul><li>strait A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms
  10. 10. <ul><li>volcano A volcano is a mountainous vent in the Earth's crust. When a volcano erupts, it spews out lava, ashes, and hot gases from deep inside the Earth. </li></ul>Glossary of Landforms