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Chapter 2 study guide

QuestionAnswer
Absolute location Refers to a specific spot on earth
Relative location explains where a place is in relation to other places around it.
navigable the water is deep enough for safe travel by boats.
bayou a small sluggish creek
elevation height above sea level
alluvial the soil is deposited by the river.
topography physical features of the land
RELIEF the distance between the highest and lowest points.
Absolute location Refers to a specific spot on earth
Relative location explains where a place is in relation to other places around it.
navigable the water is deep enough for safe travel by boats.
bayou a small sluggish creek
elevation height above sea level
alluvial the soil is deposited by the river.
topography physical features of the land
RELIEF the distance between the highest and lowest points.
estuary the place where the river meets the sea
SWAMP seasonally flooded forest
salt dome formation of layers of rocks that rise upwards.
marsh wet treeless prarie
geologist a scientist that studies the origin history and structure of the earth
timezones segment of world wide system for standardizing time
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