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topography
the detailed mapping or charting of the features of a realtively small area
mountains
A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill
tundra
one of the vast, nearly level, treeless plains of the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America.
plain
an area of land not significantly higher than adjacent areas and with relatively minor differences in elevation, commonly less than 500 ft. (150 m), within the area.
plateaus
a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
cape
a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
delta
is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
strait
a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
peninsula
an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
river
a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels.
tributary
a stream that flows to a larger stream or other body of water.
savannah
plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, esp. on the margins of the tropics where the rainfall is seasonal, as in eastern Africa.
steppe
an extensive plain, esp. one without tre
archipelago
a large group or chain of islands
monsoon
any wind that changes directions with the seasons.