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geography
the study of the Earth and the way people, plants, and animals live on and use it
precipitation
the moisture that falls to the ground as snow, rain, sleet, or hail
plain
a large area of flat or nearly flat land
elevation
the height of land above sea level
till
soil and rock dropped by a glacier
temperature
a measurement of how hot or cold something is, often the air
drumlin
a smoothly rounded hill formed by a melting glacier
mouth
the place where the river ends
blizzard
a snowstorm with very strong winds
border
a line that people decide on that divides one place from another
Ice Age
a period of time when the Earth was much colder than it is today
transportation
the moving of goods or people from one place to another
glacier
a huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land
harbor
a sheltered place along a coast where boats can dock
landform
any of the shapes that make up the Earth's surface
source
the place where the river begins
weather
the condition of the air at a certain time in a certain place, including temperature, precipitation, and wind
tributary
any river that flows into another, large river
coast
the land next to the ocean
moraine
a line of low hills formed by the rocks pushed at the front of the glacier
bay
a part of an ocean or lake that cuts deeply into the land
valley
the low land between hills or mountains, often with a river at the bottom
plateau
a large area that rises steeply above the surrounding land
climate
the pattern of weather of a certain place over many years