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Vertical Terms Unit 11

adaptation The process of adjusting to the surrounding conditions.
modification The process of changing the environment.
continental island An island formed by tectonic plate movement that causes the rising and folding of the ocean floor.
continental shelf This is a portion of a continent that is submerged under the ocean and gradually slopes away from the continent.
barrier islands Islands formed by sand deposited by sea currents on the continental shelf.
atoll A circular shaped island that has formed from a coral reef.
ozone A gaseous layer around the Earth's atmosphere that blocks harmful rays from the sun.
outback This is arid inland areas of the Australian continent.
aboriginal An adjective that describes anyone from an indigenous group anywhere in the world.
Created by: kcmccoy