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latitude
imaginary lines or parallels running east to west around the globe. they are parallel and never meet
estuary
a wide mouth of a river that runs into the sea a body of water that is both salt water and fresh water from a river
iceberg
a huge block of floating ice that has broken off a glacier
oasis
a fertile place in the desert due to the presence of water, such as an underground river
tropic of capricorn
23 degrees south of the equator it shows where the tropics of the world lie
geyser
a hot underground spring that shoots out hot water and steam from time to time
river
a long body of water that flows into an ocean, lake, etc
continental divide
the great ridge of the rocky mountains that separates west flowing streams from east flowing streams
longitude
imaginary lines or meridians that run from the north pole to the south pole they are not parallel they are measured in degrees
tropic of cancer
23 degrees north of the equator it shows where the tropical area of the world lies
equator
0 degrees latitude
prime meridian
0 degrees longitude
glacier
a large mass of ice that moves very slowly down a mountain or through a valley
channel
a body of water joining two larger ones the bed or deep part of a river
continent
any of the main large land masses of the earth
ocean
the body of salt water that covers about 71% of the earth's surface
bay
a part of an ocean or lake that extends into the land
sea
a body of salt or fresh smaller than an ocean but larger than a lake
strait
a narrow strip of connecting two larger bodies of water
tributary
a stream or river that flows into a larger river
delta
a triangular area formed by deposits of mud and silt at the mouth of a river
lake
a large inland body of fresh water
lagoon
a shallow lake or pond connected with a larger body of water shallow water separated from the sea by sand dunes
cataract
a large powerful waterfall or series of waterfalls
fjord
a long narrow inlet of sea between cliffs and slopes
cape
a piece of land projecting into water(or that sticks out into water
sound
a wide channel linking two bodies of water or separating an island from the mainland
peninsula
a land area almost surrounded by water a section of land that sticks out into the sea and is surrounded by water on three sides
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two large bodies of land
plateau
a broad flat area of land higher that the surrounding land