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Social Studies vocab

Chapter 1

strait narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
glacier large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
coastal plain area of flat land along a sea or ocean
peninsula land that is almost completely surrounded by water
delta triangle shaped area of land at the mouth of a river
valley low land between hills or mountains
plain area of flat or gently rolling low land
landform physical features on the earth's surface
piedmont area at or near the foot of a mountain
current part of a body of water flowing in a certain direction
sound long inlet that separates off shore islands from the mainland
tide regular rise and fall of an ocean
drainage basin the land drained by a river system
tundra cold dry region where trees can not grow
fall line area along which rivers form waterfalls or rapids as the rivers drop to lower land
tributary stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
inlet any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water
volcano opening in the earth often raised through which lava, rock, ashes and gases are forced out
plateau area of high mostly flat land
sea level the level of the surface of an ocean or sea
mountain range row of mountains
savanna area of grassland and scattered trees
basin bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
Created by: amygor34



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