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SS Volk Landforms

TermDefinition
Plain A flat area of rolling land with little changes of elevation.
Tributary A stream or fiver that flows into a bigger stream, river, or lake.
Glacier A big body of ice that moves slowly down a valley, slope, or spreads outward on a large piece of land.
Strait A narrow channel connecting two large bodies of water.
Island An area of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water.
Peninsula A strip of land connected to a larger piece of land and is surrounded by water on three of its sides. Examples: Florida
Plateau An elevated plain or a flat highland with one steep face.
Isthmus A narrow strip of land with water on both sides and joins two larger bodies of land. Example: Panama
Delta Land formed by layers of sand, silts and small rocks that flow down stream are deposits that end up at the mouth of the river.
Floodplain Low flat land or a plain along a stream or river that may flood.
Rift An opening made by splitting or separating land.
Archipelago A group of island usually formed in the open sea. They can be formed as erosion but most often occur as volcanic activity. Examples: Fiji, Bora Bora, and the Florida Keys.
Bog Wet muddy ground to soft to support a body usually found on islands.
Fjord A narrow inlet of the sea between high cliffs or banks. They were created by glaciers. Examples: The Milford Sound of New Zealand.
Created by: mckees.20