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Texas Geography

Texas Geography 4th 30 words

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geography 1. the study of the Earth, including its physical features (land, water, etc.) and the way humans use them 2 . the natural parts of an area <the ____________ of west Texas>
barrier island a long narrow is land that lies just off the coast
coast the land or area near the shore of a body of water
shore the land on the edge of the body of water, where the water and land meet
basin a large bowl-shaped depression in Earth's surface
blizzard a storm with high winds and lots of snow
climate the patterns of weather in a place over a long period of time
conserve to limit the use of something in order to protect it from waster or overuse
geography a period of time with little rain
endangered something that is in danger of disappearing forever, such as plants and animals
escarpment a long, steep slope or cliff
environment everything found in nature
groundwater water that is located below the surface
habitat a place in anture where plants and animals live
natural resource anything found in nature that is useful to people
natural vegetation plants that have grown naturally in an area for a long time without being planted or watered by humans
nonrenewable resource a natural resource that is available in limited supply that cannot be replaced or enewed
norther a powerful mass of cold air
plateau a level area higher than the surrounding land
pollution chemicals and other harmful substances that can damage the water, air, or land
precipitation moisture that falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
region an area with common features that set it apart from other areas
renewable reource a resource that can be restored or renewed
reservoir a natural or artificial lake used to reserve or store water
spring a place where groundwater comes to the surface
threatened when a series is likely to become endangered
tornado a fierce swirling funnel of wind created by thunderstorms
vegetation all the tress and plants growing in an area, including crops
flash flood a sudden local flood, typically due to heavy rain
weather the condition of the air at one time and place, including temperature, precipitation, and wind
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