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Equator
a great circle of the earth or a celestial body that is everywhere equally distant from the two poles and divides the surface into the northern and southern hemispheres
The middle
longitude
the arc or portion of the earth's equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the prime meridian and expressed either in degrees or in time
up and down
latitude
angular distance north or south from the earth's equator measured through 90 degrees
across
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas
opposite of strait
mesa
an isolated relatively flat-topped natural elevation usually more extensive than a butte and less extensive than a plateau; also : a broad terrace with an abrupt slope on one side
Flat top
strait
a comparatively narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water
opposite of isthmus
estuary
a water passage where the tide meets a river current; especially : an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
mixed water
archipelago
a series of islands
series of ??
glacier
a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
frozen
piedmont
lying or formed at the base of mountains
fall line
a line joining the waterfalls on numerous rivers that marks the point where each river descends from the upland to the lowland and the limit of the navigability of each river
arroyo
a water-carved gully or channel
Water-carved
chasm
a deep cleft in the surface of a planet
Deep
reservoir
an artificial lake where water is collected and kept in quantity for use
Store ??
precipice
a very steep or overhanging place
Ledge
Cataracts
a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
Water
fjord
a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
inlet