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Ch.2 Vocab

Bay a part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline
Chanel wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to eachother
Elevation height above sea level
Landform individual features of the land
Gulf part of a large body of water that extends inland;larger than a bay
Harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
Island land completely surrounded by water
Lake a sizeable inland body of water
Mountain land with steep sides that rise shaply (1,000 ft. or more)from surrounding land
Mountain Range a series of connected mountains
Peninsula a body of land surrounded on three sides by water
Plain area of low land covered with grass
Plateau flat or rolling land at high elevation usually 300-3,000 ft high
Phyisical Feature characteristics of a place-naturally occuring like landforms, climate, resorces
River large stream of water that runs through land
Sea large body of water partially or completely surrounded by land
Strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
Ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
Volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the Earth
Valley area of lowland between hills and mountains
Created by: kevhallenbeck