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A group of closely scattered islands
Archipelago
ring shaped island formed by coral build up on the rim of the underwater volcano
atoll
deep, narrow valley with high steep walls
canyon
triangular section of land buit up at a river's mouth
delta
large body of ice that moves across the earth's surface
glacier
densely overgrown land with tropical vegetation
jungle
large continuous body of salt water
ocean
body of salt water surrounded almost entirely by land
sea
long, wide body of water connecting larger bodies of water, larger than a channel
sound
area of barren land with roughly eroded ridges and peaks
badlands
point of land projecting into a body of water
cape
dry areas of land, desolate, waterless, and without vegetation
desert
an area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land, larger than a bay
gulf
shallow pool of water at the center of an atoll
lagoon
piece of land that is surround by water on three sides
peninsula
lowland region saturated by water
swamp
body of water partially enclosed by land with a wide outlet to the ocean
bay
underground hollow often having an opening in the side of a hill or cliff
cave
in deserts and on beaches, windblown sands that have formed hills
dune
part of land that rises noticeably above the rest of the land
hill
body of water completely surrounded by land
lake
flat or gently rolling lands
plain
sandy, pebbly or rocky shore of a body of water
beach
vast treeless plains with permafrost and small, low plants
tundra
deeper part of a river or harbor
channel
long, steep-sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
fjord
large chunks of ice that break off of glaciers
iceberg
an area of low-lying, wet land
marsh
flat land mass higher than the surrounding land, with at least one steep side
plateau
lowland between moutain ranges or hills, often having a river or stream running along the bottom
valley
hill that rises abruptly from surrounding area with sloping sides and a flat top
butte
high, steep or overhanging rock face
cliff
dense growth of trees and other plants covering a large area
forest
a piece of land surrounded by water
island
flat-topped, elevated land form
mesa
an inland grassland area
prairie
mountains formed when lava rises through the earth's crust
volcano
an artifical waterway used for irrigation of travel
canal
one of the seven large landmasses on earth
continent
natural hot spring that emits a column of water and steam into the air
geyser
narrow piece of land that connects two large landmasses and separates two bodies of water
isthmus
land that rises above surrounding land with steep slopes and a peak or summit
mountain
a stream of water of considerable volume
river
steep descent of water from a height
waterfall
piece of land not having an outlet to an ocean or a sea
landlocked
short narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
strait
stream of river that flows into a larger stream or river
tributary
all the weather that occurs in an area over a long period of time, it is usually described as a combination of temperature and precipitation
climate
dry area of flat or rolling land that supports grasses but few trees, savannas are located in tropical or subtropical areas
savanna
the condition of the atmosphere at one point on the earth's surface at a given time
weather