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geo landforms


Volcano An opening in the Earth, usually raised through which gasses and lava escapes from the Earth's surface
strait a narrow strip of water connecting two large bodies of water
oasis a spot of fertile land in a desert, fed by water from wells or underground springs
island a body of land surrounded by water
flood plain flat land near the edges of rivers formed by mud and silt and depostited by floods
swamp area of land that is saturated by water
plateau a broad, flat area of land higher that the surrounded land
desert a dry area where few plants grow
delta a triangular area of land formed from deposited at the mouth of a river
marsh soft, wet, low-lying land that serves as a transition between water and land
mesa a wide, flat topped mountain with steep sides, larger that a butte
canyon a narrow, deep valley with steep sides
river mouth the place where a river flows into a lake or ocean
harbor a sheltered area of water, deep enough for docking ships
cape a pointed piece of land extending into an ocean or lake
prairie a large, level area of grassland with few or no trees
cliff a steep almost vertical edge of a hill, mountain, or plain
mountain natural elevation of the Earth's surface with seep sides and greater height than a hill
valley low land between hills or mountains
glacier a large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or overland
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