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This is a set pf 53 vocabulary terms.

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Alluvial Plain   Relatively flat landform created by the opposition of sediment over a long time by one or more rivers  
Archipelago   Large group or chain of islands  
Atoll   A ring shaped coral island or ring of several islands linked by underwater coral reefs and contains a lagoon  
Basin   Low area of land, often surrounded by mountains on the ocean floor or surface of the earth  
Bay   A body of water forming an indention of the shoreline, larger than a cove,but smaller than a gulf  
Butte   An isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land  
Canal   An artificial man-made waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.  
Canyon   A deep valley with steep sides often with a stream flowing through it; caused by erosion  
Cape   Land projecting into water, uusually smaller than a peninsula  
Cataract   A descent of water over a steep surface; a waterfall, especially one of considerable size; rapids  
Cay   A small low island;key.  
Channel   The bed of a stream, river, or other waterway.  
Cliff   A high steep face of a rock or other earth materials.  
Continent   One of the main landmasses of the globe, usually considered 7 in number  
Current   A flowing;flow, as of a river.  
Delta   A flat alluvial area at the mouth of some rivers where the mainstream splits up into several distributaries.  
Divide   A ridge that separates area of water flows.  
Downstream   With or in the direction of the current of a stream toward the mouth.  
Elevation   The altitude of a place above sea level or ground level.  
Equator   An imaginary line that circles the globe half way between the north and south poles.  
Estuary   That part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide.  
Glacier   A large body if ice  
Gulf   A portion of sea or ocean, partially surrounded by land  
Hill   A natural elevation of the Earth's surface, smaller than a mounatin with rounded summit  
Island   Body of land completely surrounded by water  
Isthmus   Land that connects 2 larger bodies of land  
Lake   A body of water completely surrounded by land  
Lowland   Low or level land in comparison to the adjacent land  
Marsh   Low-lying wetlands with small plants  
Meridian   Another name for longitude, measures distance east - west of Prime Meridian  
Mesa   Broad flat surfaced area that rises sharply from the surrounding area, larger than a butte  
Mountain   A natural rise in the earth's surface, steep sides, having an elevation of more than 2,000 ft.  
Mountain Range   A series of mountain ridges similar in direction, form and origin  
Mouth   The end of a river where it opens to the sea  
Oasis   A fertile or green spot in a desert  
Ocean   Large body of salt water that covers 70% of Earth's surface  
Prairie   A vast area of grassland  
Parallel   Another name for a line of latitude  
Peninsula   A body of land nearly surrounded by water  
Plain   An extensive area of level of lowland, treeless country  
Plateau   An expanse of relatively level land that rises sharply above bordering land with at least one sharp side  
Range   A series of mountains  
Relief   The difference in elevation or slope  
Reef   a ridge of rocks or sand, often a coral reef, at or near the surface of the water  
River   a natural stream of water, of a fairly large size, flowing in a definite course or channel  
Sea   the salt waters that cover the greater part of Earth's surface  
Seacoast   land that lies adjacent to the ocean or sea; the shoreline  
Sound   a narrow sea or ocean channel, larger that a strait, that connects two bodies of water; often lies parallel to the coast  
Source   the origin or starting point of a stream or river  
Strait   a narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water  
Swamp   wet spongy land with trees and other vegetation, unfit for cultivation  
Trench   a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor, caused by the subduction of ocean plates  
Tributary   a stream or river that flows into another larger stream or river  


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