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Lesson 5 Test

North Star Geography

Topography means "Lay if the Land" includes terrain, natural features and man-made features
Terrain data such as horizontal and vertical dimensions
Natural features features such as deserts, forests, and vegetation
Man-made features features such as cities, channels, and quarries
Landforms measurable units of terrain
Geomorphological processes creates landforms such as tectonic landform, Fluvial and Fluvioglacial landform ans Aeolian landform
Tectonic landform result of tectonic plate movements
Fluvial and Fluvioglacial landform formed by water and/or glaciers
Aeolian landform formed by wind
Wetland an area of ground saturated with water. Includes swamp, bog, or marsh
Gradations definition of landforms rely on this to distinguish one from another
Examples of subterranean (underground) landforms include: cended, caves, caverns, and aquifers
Water Table the depth at which a well hits water underground
water flows in which direction? downhill
Where does a river start? Where does it end? headwaters, Sea
Bathymetry underground topography
Where do people tend to build cities? along the coastlines and rivers
Created by: chermor