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equator
the line that circles the Earth halfway between the North and South Poles. It is also the line of zero latitude.
longitude
the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian (the north-south line that passes through Greenwich, England) to a particular location.
latitude
the angular distance north or south from the equator to a particular location. The equator has a latitude of zero degrees.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered on its long sides by water
mesa
a plateau with a flat top and steep sides, found in the southwestern United States and Mexico
strait
a narrow channel of water between two larger bodies
estuary
1. the wide part of a river's lower end, where it meets the tides of the sea.
2. an inlet of the sea that meets a river's lower end.
archipelago
1. a large body of water containing many islands.
2. a group of islands.
glacier
a very large accumulation of ice formed in cold regions from compacted snow and then moving very slowly into warmer regions
piedmont
a region at or near the base of a mountain or mountain range
fall line
a geographical line connecting the waterfalls of parallel rivers that indicates a drop in land level
arroyo
a steep ditch or gully, usually dry, carved in a plain or desert by drainage of heavy rainfall
chasm
a deep fissure or cleft in the earth's surface; gorge
reservoir
a place where water is collected and stored, especially to supply a community or for agricultural purposes
precipice
a steep cliff
cataracts
a large waterfall
fiord or fjord
a long, narrow ocean inlet that passes between high and rocky banks or steep cliffs