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Geographical Terms 3

Geographical terms m - p

map drawing of the Earth shown on a flat surface.
meridian one of many lines on the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole; used to measure degrees of longitude.
mesa broad, flat-topped landform with steep sides; smaller than a plateau.
mountain land with steep sides that rises sharply (1,000 feet or more) from surrounding land; generally larger and more rugged than a hill.
mountain peak pointed top of a mountain
mountain range a series of connected mountains
mouth (of a river) place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
ocean current stream of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean
parallel one of many lines on the global grid that circles the Earth north or south of the Equator; used to measure degrees of latitude
peninsula body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water
physical feature characteristic of a place occurring naturally, such as a landform, body of water, climate pattern, or resource
plain area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
plateau area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300 to 3,000 feet high
Prime Meridian line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole at Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude
Created by: vroshong