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Geography Terms 2

Part 2 (Words 26-50)

Mesa broad, flat
Mountain land with steep sides that rises sharply (1,000 feet or more) from surrounding land; generally larger and more rugged than a hill
Mountain Peak pointed top of a mountain
Mountain Range A series of connected mountains
Mouth (of a river) Place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water
Ocean one of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents
Ocean Current steam of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean
Parallel one of many lines on a global grid that circles the earth north or south of the Equator; used to measure degrees of latitude
Peninsula body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water
Physical Feature characteristic of a place occurring naturally, such as a landform, body of water, climate pattern, or resource
Plain area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
Plateau area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300
Prime Meridian line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England; starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude.
Relief changes in elevation over a given area of land
River large natural stream of water that runs through the land
Sea large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
Seacoast land lying next to a sea or an ocean
Sound broad inland body of water, often between coastline and one or more islands off the coast
Source (of a river) place where a river or stream begins, often in highlands
Strait narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water
Tributary small river or stream that flows into a large river or stream; a branch of the river
Upstream direction opposite the flow of a river; toward the source for a river or stream
Valley area of low land between hills or mountains
Volcano mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
Created by: kelang



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