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Shirley Geography 2

geography definitions

TermDefinition
mesa a land formation with a flat top and steep rock walls; it is a Spanish word that means table
mountain a very high, rocky land formation, usually with steep sides and a rounded or pointed top; higher than hills
ocean a very large expanse of sea of which there are five in the world: the AtlantIc, Pacific, Indian, ArctIc, and the AntarctIc
peninsula land that is surrounded by water on three sides
reef a ridge of corral or rock at or near the surface of the water
reservoir an enlarged natural or artificial lake or pond created using a dam or lock to store water
rural area relatIng to farm areas and life in the country with low population density
suburban area a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
river fresh water flowing in a channel to an ocean, sea, lake, or to another river;
swamp a low-lying freshwater wetland; usually covered with woody vegetation
tributary a small stream or river that flows into a lake or larger river
tundra a cold, almost level treeless plain characteristIcs of the arctIc and subarctIc regions
urban area relatIng to a city or town; having a high-density populatIon
valley a low area between mountains; usually longer than it is wide and often having a river running through it
volcano a cone-shaped mountain vent in the Earth’s crust that is formed as lava, rocks, ash, or hot gasses spew through the crater from deep inside
Created by: lshirley