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Chapter 7 Vocab.

Vocab.

TermDefinition
Barrier Islands a fence or other obstacle that prevents movement or access
Piedmot a gentle slope leading from the base of mountains to a region of flat land.
Fall Line a narrow zone that marks the geological boundary between an upland region and a plain, distinguished by the occurrence of falls and rapids where rivers and streams cross it
Basins bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin
Hot Spot a place of significant activity or danger
Natural Hazard a threat of a naturally occurring event that will have a negative effect on people or the environment. Many natural hazards are interrelated, e.g. earthquakes can cause tsunamis and drought can lead directly to famine or population displacement
Lichens simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crustlike, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees
Alluvial Soils a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds
Newsprint cheap, low-quality, absorbent printing paper made from coarse wood pulp and used chiefly for newspapers
Created by: samakoehler