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MMS Geography Terms

cliff steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice
continent one of seven large landmasses on earth
elevation height of land above sea level
isthmus narrow stretch of land connecting two larger pieces of land
basin area of land drained by its rivers and tributaries
bay large body of water that extends into a shoreline (smaller than a gulf)
canyon deep and narrow valley with steep walls
channel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other
delta flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth
divide stretch of highland that seperates river systems
glacier large thick body of slow moving ice
gulf part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline (larger than a bay)
island land completely surrounded by water (smaller than a continent)
latitude distance north and south of the equator
longitude distance east and west of the prime meridian
mouth (river) place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
ocean current stream of warm or cold water that move in a definite direction through an ocean
peninsula body of land surrounded by water on 3 sides
plain area of level land at low elevation
plateau area of flat land at a high elevation
relief changes in elevation over a given area of land
source place where a river originates
strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
tributary small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream
valley area of low land between hills or mountains
oasis green area in a desert fed by underground water
Created by: arguthrie