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FinalExam Review 2&3

Chapter 2&3 Terms

TermDefinitionChapter
Channel Wide strait or waterway between 2 landmasses that lie close to each other 2
Elevation Height above sea level 2
Landform Individual features of the land 2
Gulf Part of a large body of water that extends inland; larger than a bay 2
Harbor A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely 2
Hurricane Violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall 2
Island Land completely surrounded by water 2
Lake A sizeable inland body of water 2
Mountain Land with steep sides that rise sharply (1,000 ft or more) from surrounding land 2
Mountain Range A series of connected mountains 2
Peninsula Body of land juttingout into a lake or an ocean surrounded on 3 sides by water 2
Plain Area of low land at low elevation; covered with grass 2
Plateau Flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-3,000 ft high 2
Physical Feature Characteristics of place-naturally occurring like landforms,climate,and resources 2
River Large natural stream of water that runsthrough land 2
Sea Large body of water partially or competely surrounded by land 2
Strait Narrow stretch ofwater joining 2 larger bodies of water 2
Ocean 1 one the 4 major bodies of salt water that surround the continents 2
Volcano Mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth 2
Valley Area of lowland between hills and mountains 2
Climate Usual predicatble pattern of weather over a long period of time 3
Current Moving streams of water in the world's oceans; affects climate 3
Hurricane Voilent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rainfall 3
High-Latitude Climate Cold climate lies from 60 degrees north to the North Pole to 60 degrees south to the South Pole 3
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Bay Part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline 2
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