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Adam's Geo Words

Adam's Geography Words/Definitions

Peak a single mountain, or it’s top
Pass a low place, where it is easier to cross the mountains
Mountain range a group of mountains
Mountain system a group of mountain ranges
Ridge the land along to top of two connected mountains
Glacier a huge move mass of ice that flows across the land
Mesa a steep-sided hill that is flat at the top
Foothills hills near the bottom of the mountain
Plateau/tableland a large area of land that is flat at the top
Piedmont a plateau region extending from the foothills to a place where the land drops, also called a fall line
Peninsula an area of land surrounded by water on all sides but one
Cape a point of land that projects out into an ocean or sea
Archipelago a large group of islands
Delta a low, triangular plain
Tributary a river or stream that flows into a larger one
Drainage Basin the land drained by a river
Divide a ridge separating drainage basins
Gulf/Bay a body of water usually connected to an ocean or sea and is partly surrounded by land
Inlet a small bay
Fjord a long, narrow inlet with high, steep banks
Strait/Sound a passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water
Created by: dragondude