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Landforms Vocabulary

DMS - Landforms Vocabulary

WordDefinition
mantle middle layer of the earth made up of thick hot rock
magma melted rock; lava
continents large land areas
plate tectonics Theory in geology that the earth's crust is made up of huge, moving plates of rock
fault cracks in the earth's crust
earthquake violent shaking of the earth
tsunamis huge waves caused by an earthquakes on the ocean floor
weathering rocks are broken down into smaller pieces by water, chemicals, or frost
erosion weathering away the earth's surface by water, wind, and ice
plateau flat landform whose surface is raised abvoe the surrounding land, with a steep cliff on one side
isthmus a narrow piece of land that connects two larger pieces of land
peninsula a piece of land that is surrounded by water on 3 sides
strait a narrow body of water between two pieces of land
atmosphere air surrounding the Earth
core center later of the earth, made of hot iron and nickel
crust outer layer of the earth
landforms a kind of land, such as a plain, hill, mountain, valley, peninsula, river, lake, or island
island a body of land smaller than a continent and surrounded by water
Arctic North of Europe
Mediterraenean South of Europe
Atlantic West of Europe
Divides No & So Europe Pyrennes, Alps, Carpathians, Balkins
Created by: jdolphin on 2004-09-14



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