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valley
land that lies between hills or mountains
steppe
flat, treeless land with limited moisture.
river
rivers
piedmont
rolling land along the base of a mountain range.
Indian Ocean
ocean
longitude
the distance in degrees north and south from the equator.
bay
part of a body of water that is partly enclosed by land.
coast
land that borders the sea.
Australia
continent
valley
land that lies between hills or mountains
steppe
flat, treeless land with limited moisture.
peninsula
piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Pacific Ocean
ocean
latitude
the distance in degrees north and south from the equator.
canal
waterway made by people that is used to drain or irrigate land or to connect two bodies of water.
coastal plain
lowland area lying along the ocean.
Africa
continent
Europe
continent
altitude
height above sea level
upstream
in the direction that is against a rivers flow;toward a river's source.
source of a river
place where a river begins.
river
rihvehr
mouth of a river
place where a river or stream empties into a large body of water.
longitude
the distance in degrees east or west from the Prime Meridian.
canal
waterway made by people that is used to drain or irrigate land or to connect two bodies of water.
archipelago
chain of islands
tributary
stream or small riverthat flows into a larger stream or river.
sea level
average level of the ocean's surface from which the height of land or depth of the ocean is measured.
prairie
large area of natural grasslands with few or no trees or hills.
ocean
any of the four largest bodies of salt water on the Earth's surface.
mountain range
chain of connected mountains
lake
body of water surrounded entirely by land.
canyon
deep, narrow valley with high, steepsides.
Antarctica
continent
North America
continent
delta
land area formed bysoil that is deposited at the mouth of a river
directional arrow
arrow on a map that always points north.
downstream
in the direction of a river's flow; toward a river's mouth.
fall line
place where rivers drop from a plateau or foothills to a coastal plain, usually marked by many waterfalls.
foothills
low hills at the base of a mountain range.
hills
area of raised land that is lower and more rounded than a mountain.
weather
condition of the air at any given time and place
tributary
stream or small riverthat flows into a larger stream or river.
sea
large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean.
plateau
large are of high, flat, or gently rolling land.
Arctic Ocean
ocean
mountain
high, steep, rugged land that rises sharply above the surrounding land.
isthmus
narrow strip of land joining two large land areas or joining a peninsula to a mainland.
cape
narrow point of land that extends into a body of water.
elevation
the height above sea level.
fall line
place where rivers drop from a plateau or foothills to a coastal plain, usually marked by many waterfalls.
gulf
arm of an ocean or sea that is partly enclosed by land, usually larger than a bay.
hemisphere
half of the earth.
island
land area that is surrounded by water.
volcano
cone-shaped mountain formed by an outpouring of lava-hot brick, liquid rock-from a crack in the Earth's surface.
strait
narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water.
river
large stream of water that empties into an ocean or lake or another river.
plain
broad are of fairly level land that is generally close to sea level.
Atlantic Ocean
ocean
marsh
lowland with moist soils and tall grasses.
basin
low-lying land area that is surrounded by land of higher elevation; land area that is drained by a river system.
climate
pattern of weather in a particular place over a period of 20 to 30 years.
continent
any of seven large land masses on the earth's surface.
Asia
continent
South America
continent
continental divide
mountain ridge that separates river systems flowing toward opposite sides of a continent.
desert
area that has little or no moisture or vegetation.