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Glaciation
The process, condition, or result of being covered by glaciers or ice sheets
Rhine
A river in western Europe that rises in the Swiss Alps and flows for 820 miles (1,320 km) to the North Sea, forming the German–Swiss border before flowing through Germany and the Netherlands. French name Rhin
Po
A river in northern Italy. Italy's longest river, it rises in the Alps near the border with France and flows 415 miles (668 km) east to the Adriatic Sea
Loess
A loosely compacted yellowish-gray deposit of windblown sediment of which extensive deposits occur, e.g., in eastern China and the American Midwest
Baltic Sea
A sea in northern Europe. Almost landlocked, it is linked with the North Sea by Kattegat Strait and the Øresund Channel
North Sea
An arm of the Atlantic Ocean that lies between the mainland of Europe and the coast of Britain, important for its oil and gas deposits
Mediterranean Sea
An almost landlocked sea between southern Europe, the northern coast of Africa, and southwestern Asia. It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus
British Isles
A group of islands lying off the coast of northwestern Europe, from which they are separated by the North Sea and the English Channel. They include Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Scilly Isles, and the Channel Islands
Aegean Sea
A part of the Mediterranean Sea that lies between Greece and Turkey, bounded on the south by Crete and Rhodes and linked to the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus
Danube River
Danube: the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea; "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"
Black Sea
A tideless almost landlocked sea bounded by Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania. It is connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara
Permafrost
A thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions