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Landforms Geography of the World
Archipelago: a group or chain of islands
Atoll: a ring of coral islands and reefs that surrounds a shallow body of ocean water.
Bay: an indentation into the land formed by water.
Beach: the shore of an ocean, sea, or lake. Beaches can be covered in sand, rock, or gravel.
Butte: an isolated hill with steep sides.
Cape: an extension of land that sticks out into the water.
Canyon: a deep valley with high steep slopes.
Channel: a narrow sea located between two landmasses.
Cliff: a high steep face of a rock.
Coral Reef: a reef made up of corals. (Corals are stony skeletal deposits that live on the ocean floor in warm water).
Delta: a fan- shaped deposit at the mouth of a river.
Desert: a flat, dry and barren land with little or no vegetation.
Dune: a hill or ridge of wind-blown sand.
Fjord: an inlet of water located between steep cliffs.
Foothill: the low hills at the base of a mountain.
Glacier: a large mass of moving ice.
Gulf: a large area of sea or ocean partially enclosed by land.
Harbor: a sheltered body of water, deep enough to anchor ships.
Hill: a natural rise in land, smaller than a mountain.
Iceberg: a large body of floating ice.
Island: a landmass completely surrounded by water.
Isthmus: a narrow strip of land that joins or connects two larger landmasses.
Jungle: land that is overgrown with tropical vegetation and trees.
Lake: a large body of fresh or salt water located inland.
Lagoon: a shallow area of sea water separated by a sand bar or coral reef.
A flat-topped mountain with steep sides.
Mountain: a natural elevation with steep sides larger than a hill. Mountain range: a chain of mountains.
Mouth: the point where a smaller water body empties into a larger water body.
Ocean: a large body of salt water
Peak: the summit of a mountain
Peninsula: a landmass covered by water on three sides.
Plain: flat, level land with few or no trees.
Plateau: the level top of an elevated landmass.
Prairie: flat or gently rolling grasslands.
River: a large stream of water that empties into a larger water body.
Sea: a large body of salt water that is completely or partially landlocked.
Sound: a large, wide ocean inlet of water that connects two larger bodies of water. Strait: a narrow passage of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
Swamp: a lowland region saturated with water.
Tundra: a treeless area located between the ice cap and tree line of the arctic region.
Valley: a lowland area located between highlands such as mountains or hills.
Volcano: a mountain in which molten lava and gases are ejected.
Waterfall: a descent of water from a high point.
Continent: a large continuous land mass
Cove: a small, sheltered inlet or bay
Geyser: a spring that jets hot water or steam into the air.
Archipelago: A large group of islands. Atoll: a ring of coral that encloses a pool of seawater.
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