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Landforms. Bay Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than a gulf. Tampa Bay.

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1 Landforms

2 Bay Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than a gulf. Tampa Bay

3 Canyon Deep and narrow valley with steep walls Boulder Canyon Grand Canyon

4 Channel Wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway English Channel

5 Continent One of the seven large landmasses on the earth

6 Delta Flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth Ganges River Delta

7 Divide Stretch of high land that separates river systems

8 Equator An imaginary line that runs around the earth halfway between the North and South Poles; used as the starting point to measure degrees of north and south of latitude.

9 Gulf Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay Persian Gulf

10 Harbor A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor

11 Island Land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water

12 Isthmus Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas

13 Lake A sizable inland body of water

14 Mountain Land with steep sides that rises sharply from surrounding land, generally larger and more rugged than a hill. Mount Everest Mount Kilimanjaro

15 Mountain Range A series of connected mountains Himalayas Andes Mnt Range

16 Mouth (River) Place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water

17 Ocean One of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents.

18 Peninsula Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water Malay Peninsula Apennine Peninsula

19 Plain Area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses

20 River Large natural stream of water that runs through the land

21 Sea Large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land

22 Sound Broad inland body of water often between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast

23 Strait Narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water

24 Tributary Small river or stream that flows into a large river or stream, a branch of a river.

25 Volcano Mountain or hill created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth

26 Additional Terms Absolute Location Absolute Location Basin Basin Cape Cape Cliff Cliff Downstream Downstream Glacier Glacier Hill Hill Latitude Latitude Longitude Longitude Lowland Lowland Map Map Meridian Meridian Mesa Mesa Mountain Peak Mountain Peak Ocean Current Ocean Current Parallel Parallel Physical Feature Physical Feature Plateau Plateau Prime Meridian Prime Meridian Relief Relief Seacoast Seacoast Source Source Upstream Upstream Valley Valley


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