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geography ch.1

vocab worddefinition
elevation the height of the land in relation to sea level
contour line connects all points of equal elevation
volcano an opening in the Earth through which hot lava, gases, ash, and rocks may pour our.
basin low, bowl-shaped land with higher ground all around it.
plateau a broad area of high, mostly flat land
sea level the level of the surface of the oceans.
piedmont an area at or near the foot of a mountain.
landforms physical features on the Earth's surface, such as plains, mountains, hills, and valleys.
plateau broad area of high, mostly flat land
sea level the level of the surface of the oceans
current part of a body of water flowing in a certain direction
tides the regular rise and fall of an ocean and of the bodies of water connected to it
inlet any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water
sound a long inlet that often separated offshore islands from the mainland
tribuary a stream that flows into a larger stream or river
drainage basin the land drained by a river system
fall line a place where the elevation of the land drops sharply, causing rivers to form waterfalls or rapids.
climate the kind of weather a place has most often, year after year.
natural vegetation the plant life that grows naturally in a place
rain shadow the drier side of a mountain
humidity the amount of moisture in the air
drought a long period with little or no rain
arid dry
tundra a cold, dry region where trees cannot grow
prairie an area of flat or rolling land covered mostly by grasses and wildflowers.
savanna a kind of grassland that has areas with some trees
natural resource something found in nature that people can use.
modify change
Fertilizer material added to the soil to make it more fertile
irrigation the use of canals, ditches, or pipes to move water to dry areas
Nonrenewable means that a resource cannot be made again by nature or people
renewable means that a resource can be made again by nature or by people
erosion the wearing away of the Earth's surface
land use how most of the land in a place is used
Created by: connerem