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Hunter Landforms

canyon a deep valley with very steep sides that are often carved by water
desert a very dry and hot area
delta a low area of mud and sand that is formed at the mouths of many rivers
glacier a slowly moving river of ice
hill a raised area or mound of land that is smaller than a mountain
island a piece of land that is smaller than a continent and is surrounded by water
isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas of land. It has water on both sides.
lake a large body of water completely surrounded by land; bigger than ponds
mountain a tall, rugged landform that is higher than a hill
peninsula a piece of land that juts out into the water and is surrounded by water on three sides
plain flat or gently rolling treeless lands
plateau a large, flat area of land that rises sharply above the surrounding land
valley a lowland place between hills or mountains
fjord a long, narrow inlet of the sea between tall, steep cliffs
river a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean
strait a narrow body of water that separates two larger bodies of water
ocean a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent
sea a large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean
bay a body of water that is partly enclosed by land
gulf a large inlet of an ocean or sea that is partly surrounded by land and is larger than a bay
volcano an opening in the earth's crust through which ashes, hot gases, and lava erupt
reef a narrow chain of rocks, sand, or coral found just below or just above the water
waterfall a stream of water that flows over the edge of a cliff
coast the area where the ocean touches the land
Created by: robynh



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