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Boundary
a dividing line that marks where one area ends and another area begins
Raised Relief Map
a model map that show the actual shape or the land
Elevation
means the height of the land abouve the ocean level or sea level
Landforms
features on the earth's surface such as plains, hills, mountains, and valleys
Mountain Range
a group of connected mountains
Rocky Mountains
largest mountain range in the U.S.
Appalachian Mountains
Oldest mountain range in the U.S.
Piedmont
rolling hills near the foot of a mountain
Coastal Plain
low, mostly flat land along the coast
Interior Plain
center part of the U.S. - land that is mostly flat but at a higher elevation than the coastal plain
Plateau
an area of mostly flat land but at a higher elevation - similar to the interior plain
Basin
bowl-shaped land with higher land around the rim (similar to a bathroom sink)
Great Basin
part of the western U.S. that is bowl-shaped
Main landforms of the U.S.
Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian Mountains, Interior Plains, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Pacific Coast Mountains
Ocean current
part of the ocean that flows in a certain direction