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landform

shapes that make up Earth's surface

mountain range

chain of mountains

delta

triangular shaped land at the mouth of the river where land is very fertile due to the build up of silt

coastal plain

low land near the ocean or another body of water

peninsula

land that is almost completely surrounded by water

flood plain

low flat land that lies along river

mouth

place where the river empties into a larger body of water

channel

deepest part of the river

elevation map

map showing the height of the different areas of land

sea level

level of the surface of the ocean, used as a starting point for measuring the height of landforms

erosion

wearing away of Earth's surface

source

place where a river begins

Rocky mountains

highest mountain range in the U.S.

water

Earth is 3/4 of this

Gulf of Mexico

body of water south of LA

Canada

country north of the United States

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