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huge slow moving sheets of ice
glacier
a stream that flows into a larger river
tribuary
the boundary that separates rivers flowing towards opposite sides of the continent
continental divide
area on the dry , sheltered side of a mountain that receives little rainfall
rain shadow
area between 23 1/2*N and 23 1/2*S lines of latitude
tropics
cold, dry region covered with snow for more than 1/2 of the year
tundra
permenantly frozen soil
permafrost
regions of flat,rolling land covered with grasses
prarie
a politcal division much like a state in the U.S.
province
fertile topsoil
alluvial
large companies that run huge farms
agribusiness
power genarated by moving water
hydoelectricty