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Map Skills Flashcards

butte an isolated hill or small mountain with steep sides and a flat top
degree a measure of distance equal to 1/360th of the circumference of the earth
gulf a large part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land
latitude a measurement of distance north or south of the equator, expressed as degrees; the equator is 0 degrees latitude
longitude a measurement of distance east or west of an imaginary line running through Greenwich, England, expressed as degrees; Greenwich is 0 degrees longitude
minute a measure of distance equal to 1/60th of a degree; one degree equals 60 minutes
prairie a large, level tract of grassland
rapids usually a shallow part of a river with a fast current
river delta a wide, alluvial mouth of a river
swamp a wet, spongy land sometimes partially underwater
bay an extension of a sea or ocean into the land
canal an artificial waterway
cape a point of land projecting into a sea or an ocean
desert an arid region that receives little precipitation
glacier a huge mass of ice orginating from compacted snow
isthmus a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses
legend a series of symbols and their meanings describing features of a map
peninsula a long projection of land into water, connected to the mainland by an isthmus
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