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Topic One, Lesson 2: Surface Features in the Geosphere

topography The shape of the land determined by elevation, relief, and landforms.
landform A feature on the surface of the Earth, such as a coastline, dune, or mountain.
mountain A landform with high elevation and high relief.
coastline A line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake.
dune A hill of sand piled up by the wind.
river A natural stream of water that flows into another body of water, such as an ocean, lake, or another river.
delta A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake.
surveying A process in which mapmakers determine distances and elevations using instruments and the principles of geometry.
model A representation of an idea, object, place or even a process or system that can be made using many materials.
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