Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Geography 1

MR. HELP/ Landforms

Physical geography The study of landforms, water bodies, and other physical features
Human geography The study of people, their cultures, and the landscapes they create
Movement The translocation of people, goods, and ideas
Region An area of land that has common features, either natural or artificial
Human/Environmental How people interact with the environment and how it interacts with people
Location The particular position on Earth’s surface
Place The physical and human aspects of a geographical area
Culture The characteristics of a particular group of people, like language, religion, cuisine, social habits, etc.
Cultural Landscape The visible human imprint on the landscape
Globalization Increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world through common processes of economic, political, and cultural change
Topography The arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area
Continent Large land mass on earth
Ocean A large expanse of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface of the Earth and contains 97% of Earth's water
Bay Body of water partly enclosed by land
Sea Large body of water almost entirely enclosed by land
Strait Narrow passage of water connecting 2 larger bodies of water
Channel A wide, deep strait between two landmasses that lie close to each other
Sound Long and narrow body of water (bigger than a strait)connecting larger bodies of water
Tributary A freshwater stream that feeds into a larger stream, river or other body of water
Delta A triangular-shaped, silt deposit at mouth of the river
Lake A sizable inland body of water
Lagoon Body of shallow water usually connected to a larger lake or the sea
Gulf A part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay)
Island A piece of land that is surrounded by water
Cataract Large waterfall or series of small waterfalls in a row
Fjord Long, narrow arm of sea running between high, rocky cliffs
Cape Point of land extending into sea or lake
Peninsula Piece of land almost surrounded by water
Coast The part of the land near the sea; the edge of the land
Key A small, low-lying coral island
Isthmus A piece of land connecting 2 larger pieces of land
Archipelago A group or chain of islands in a large body of water
Dune A hill or a ridge made of sand formed by wind
Plateau A large area of elevated flat land
Mesa A flat-topped mountain or hill.
Atoll Ring-shaped coral island, almost completely enclosing a lagoon
Tundra A treeless, often frozen, arctic plain
Savanna A large area of tropical grassland, covered in part with trees and spiny shrubs
Estuary An inlet of sea where fresh water from rivers and salt water from sea mix
Iceberg A thick mass of ice, usually from a glacier, floating in the sea
Oasis An area in the desert made fertile with water
Geyser Natural hot spring from which steam, water, or mud shoot into the air
River A large, natural stream of water flowing into larger body of water
Continental Divide Great ridge of rocky mountain summits separating west-flowing streams from east-flowing streams
Glacier A large mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain or a valley
Valley A low place between mountains
Butte An isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top (similar to but narrower than a mesa)
Volcano A mountain having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are erupted from the earth's crust
Equator An imaginary line that divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
Continental Drift The gradual movement of the continents across the earth's surface through geological time.
Created by: Honey Bunches
Popular Geography sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards