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Archipelago-
a large group of small islands located near one another
Bay-
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generaly smaller than a gulf
Canal-
A man-made waterway that is used to transport goods and products
Canopy-
the thick plant growth found above a forest floor in a rain forest
Canyon-
deep narrow valley with steep walls
Contenent-
one of the several land masses on earth:Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia
Delta-
flat low-lying land built up rom soilcarried downstream by a river and deposeted by it's mouth
Desert-
a dry area of land that gets less than 10 inches a year
Elevation-
height of land above sea level
Fault-
a crack in the earth's crust
Fjord-
a deep valley that runs into the ocean
Forest-
a large area of land covered by trees and brush
Gulf-
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generaly larger than a bay
Harbor-
a sheltered place along a shoreline where boats can anchor safely
Icebnerg-
chunks of ice that break off the North and South Pole
Archipelago-
a large group of small islands located near one another
Bay-
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generaly smaller than a gulf
Canal-
A man-made waterway that is used to transport goods and products
Canopy-
the thick plant growth found above a forest floor in a rain forest
Canyon-
deep narrow valley with steep walls
Contenent-
one of the several land masses on earth:Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia
Delta-
flat low-lying land built up rom soilcarried downstream by a river and deposeted by it's mouth
Desert-
a dry area of land that gets less than 10 inches a year
Elevation-
height of land above sea level
Fault-
a crack in the earth's crust
Fjord-
a deep valley that runs into the ocean
Forest-
a large area of land covered by trees and brush
Gulf-
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generaly larger than a bay
Harbor-
a sheltered place along a shoreline where boats can anchor safely
Icebnerg-
chunks of ice that break off the North and South Pole
Island-
a body of land area surrounded on all sides by water, generally smaller than a contenent
Isthmus-
a narrow stretch of land thatconnecting two larger land areas
Lake-
a body of water surrounded on all sides by land
Mountain-
land with steep sides that rises sharply from the ground; generally larger than a hill
Natural Resources-
materials found in the earth that man cannot duplicate
Oasis-
a fertile or green land in a desert
Ocean-
one of the four main bodies of water that surrounds the continents- Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
Peninsula-
a body of land jutting into a lake, sea, or ocean; surrounded on three sides by water
Plain-
an area of level land, ussually with a low elevation and covered with grasses
Island-
a body of land area surrounded on all sides by water, generally smaller than a contenent
Plateau-
an area of flat or rolling landat high elevation; about 300-3000 feet high
Isthmus-
a narrow stretch of land thatconnecting two larger land areas
Precipitation-
rain, sleet, or snow
Lake-
a body of water surrounded on all sides by land
River-
a large natural stream of water that runs through the land
Mountain-
land with steep sides that rises sharply from the ground; generally larger than a hill
Sea-
a large body of watercompletely or partially surrouned by land
Natural Resources-
materials found in the earth that man cannot duplicate
Steppe-
grassy, almost treeless, land or plain
Oasis-
a fertile or green land in a desert
Strait-
a narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
Ocean-
one of the four main bodies of water that surrounds the continents- Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic
Peninsula-
a body of land jutting into a lake, sea, or ocean; surrounded on three sides by water
Plain-
an area of level land, ussually with a low elevation and covered with grasses
Plateau-
an area of flat or rolling landat high elevation; about 300-3000 feet high
Precipitation-
rain, sleet, or snow
River-
a large natural stream of water that runs through the land
Sea-
a large body of watercompletely or partially surrouned by land
Steppe-
grassy, almost treeless, land or plain
Strait-
a narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
Temperate Zone-
the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle and the area between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle where sunlight hits the earth in directly
Tributary-
a small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream;a branch of water
Tropic Zone-
the area in-between the tropics where sunlight hits the earth directly
Tundra-
cold plains in the Arctic
Valley-
area of lowland between hills or mountains
Vegetation-
plants or plant life
Temperate Zone-
the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle and the area between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle where sunlight hits the earth in directly
Tributary-
a small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream;a branch of water
Tropic Zone-
the area in-between the tropics where sunlight hits the earth directly
Tundra-
cold plains in the Arctic
Valley-
area of lowland between hills or mountains
Vegetation-
plants or plant life