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Ashlyn's Stack

Cape A point of land that extends into a river, lake or ocean
Basin An area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevation
Bay The part of a large body of water that extends into a shore line, genrally smaller than a gulf
Canyon A deep and narrow valley with steep walls
Channel A wide strait or waterway between 2 landmasses that lie close to each other
Cliff A steep, high wall of rock earth or ice
Continent One of the earths 7 large landmasses on the earth
Delta A flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth
Desert A region of vegetation either hot or cold that receives 10 inches or less of precipitation each year
Glacier A large thick body of slowly moving ice
Gulf Part of a large body of water that extends into the shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay
Harbor A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely
Hill Elevated land with sloping sides and a rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain
Island A land area completely surrounded by land; smaller than a continent
Isthmus A narrow stretch of LAND connecting two larger land areas
Lake A sizable inland body of water
Mesa Broad, flat-topped landform with steep sides; smaller than a plateau
Mountain land with steep sides that rise sharply
Mouth(of a river) A place where a stream or river into a larger body of water
Ocean One of the 5 major bodies of salt water that surrounds a continent
Ocean Current A stream of either cold OR warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean
Peninsula A body of land jutting into a lake or ocean
Plain An area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
Plateau An area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation about 300-15,000 feet high
Rain Forest A tropical dense evergreen woodland with an annual rainfall of 100 inches or more
River A large, natural stream of water that runs through the land
Sea A large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land
Sound A broad inland body of water, often between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast
Source of a River A place where a river or stream begins often in highlands
Strait a narrow stretch of WATER connecting two larger bodies of water
Tributary A small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream; a branch of the river
Tundra A region of vegetation at high latitudes, high elevations and characterized by cold temperatures and sparse vegetation
Valley An area of low land between hills or mountains
Volcano A mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth
Created by: 6AB Geography



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