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Landforms

TermDefinition
volcano mountainous vent in the earth's crust
waterfall when a river falls off steeply
valley low place between mountains or hills
river large flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean
peninsula body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
plain flat lands that have only small changes in elevation
Mesa land formation with a flat area on top and steep walls usually occurring in dry areas
marsh wetland that is found along rivers,ponds, lakes and coasts
lake large body of water surrounded by land on all sides
gulf part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land
island piece of land that is surrounded by water
delta low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river formed from silt, sand and small rocks that flow downstream in the river and are deposited. Often shaped like a triangle (but not always)
desert very dry area
continent land mass on Earth is divided, Africa, Asia, antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America
Hill raised area or mound of land
cliff steep face of rock or soil
bay body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf)
cave large hole in the ground or in the side of a hill or mountain
canyon deep valley with steep sides-often carved from the earth by a river
ocean large body of salt water that surround a continent. covers more than two thirds of the earth's surface
plateau large flat that is higher than the surrounding land
mountain very tall high, natural place on earth, higher than a hill
Created by: gplana