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Physical Geog #11-20

CCS Physical Geography definitions #11-20

A flat-topped rock or hill formation with steep sides. Butte
Large bowl-shaped crate formed by the collapse of a volcanic cone after an eruption. It may fill with water creating a lake such as Crater Lake in Oregon. Caldera
A deep valley with steep sides- often carved from the Earth by a river. Canyon
A pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river. Cape
A large hole in the ground or in the side of a hill or mountain. Cave
A body of water that connects two larger bodies of water (like the English Channel). It can also a part of a river or harbor that is deep enough to let ships sail through. Channel
A steep face of rock and soil. Cliff
The land mass on Earth is divided into ______. There are seven: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Continent
Solid, outer layers of the earth, including the rocks of the continents. Continental Crust
The raised line of land which separates the streams that flow into one ocean from those flowing into another ocean. Continental Divide
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