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Geographic Terms WMS

Cluster M - Geographic Terms

butte an isolated hill or small mountain with steep sides and a flat top
degree a measure of distance equal to 1/360th of the earth's circumference
gulf a large part of an ocean or sea that extends into land
latitude a measurement of distance north and south of the equator expressed as degrees
equator 0 degree latitude, divides the north and south hemispheres.
longitude a measurement of distance east and west of an imaginary line running through Greenwich, England expressed as degrees.
Prairie a large, level part of land.
Rapids usually a shallow part of a river with a fast current
River delta a wide, mouth of a river with rich soil
swamp a wet, spongy land sometimes partially underwater
Bay an extension of a sea or ocean into the land.
Canal a human made waterway
Cape a point of land projecting into a sea or ocean.
Desert an arid (dry) region that receives little precipitation (rain, snow, hail, cats, dogs)
Glacier a huge mass of ice originating from compacted snow
Isthmus A narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses.
Legend A series of symbols and their meanings describing features of a map.
Peninsula A long projection of land into water, connected to the mainland by an isthmus
Created by: wmsnichols