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51 Cards in this Set

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strait
narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water
fall line
area along which rivers form waterfals or rapids a the rivers drop to lower land
mountain pass
low place between mountains
dune
hill of sand piled up by the wind
mouth of river
place where a river empties into another body of water
floodplain
flat land that is near the edges of a river and is formed by the silt deposited by floods
sea
body of salt water smaller than an ocean
foothills
hilly area at the base of a mountain
desert
dry land with few plants
sea level
the level that is even with the surface of an ocean or sea
canyon
deep, narrow valley with steep sides
peak
top of a mountain
coast
land along a sea or ocean
waterfall
steep drop from a high place to a lower place in a stream or river
bay
body of water that is part of a sea or ocean an is partly enclosed by land
plain
flat land
delta
triangle-shaped area of land at the mouth of a river
ocean
body of salt water larger than a sea
channel
deepest part of a body of water
hill
land that rises above the land around it
bluff
high, steep face of rock or earth
sea
body of salt water smaller thatn an ocean
cliff
high, steep face of rock or earth
timberline
line on a mountain above which is too cold for trees to grow
fjord
deep, narrow part of a sea or ocean, between high, steep banks
slope
side of a hill or mountain
basin
bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land
swamp
area of low, wet land with trees
coastal plain
area of flat land along a sea or ocean
glacier
large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or across land
cape
point of land that extends into water
source of river
place where a river begins
oasis
area of water and fertile land in a desert
isthmus
narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas of land
mountain range
row of mountains
plain
flat land
river
large stream of water that flows across the land
volcano
opening in the Earth, often raised, through which lava, rock, ashes, and gases are forced out
gulf
body of water that is partly enclosed by land but is larger than a bay
valley
low land between hills or mountains
reef
ridge of sand, rock, or coral that lies at or near the surface of a sea or ocean
lake
body of water with land on all sides
harbor
area of water where ships can dock safely near land
riverbank
land along a river
peninsula
land that is almost completely surrounded by water
plateau
area of high, flat land with steep sides
marsh
lowland with moist soil and tall grasses
mesa
flat-topped mountain with steep sides
island
land that has water on all sides
mountain
highest kind of land
tributary
stream or river that empties into a larger river