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absolute location

exact location for any given place earth decribed by global coordinates

basin

area of land drained by a given river area of land surrounded by lands of higher evevation

bay

part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline generally smaller than a gulf

canyon

deep narrow valley with steep walls

cape

point of land that extends into a river or ocean

channel

wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to eachother

cliff

steep high wall or rock

continent

one of the seven largest landmasses on the earth

delta

flat land built up firm soil carried downstream by a river an deposited at its mouth

divide

strech or high land that separates river systems

down stream

direction in which a river or stream flows from a soure or mouth

elevation

height or land above see level

Equator

imaginary line that runs across the earth half way between the not and south poles

glacier

large thick body of slowly moving ice

gulf

part of a larger body of water that extends into a shore line

harbor

a sheltered land area along a shore line where ships can anchor safety

highland

elevated land area such as hill mountain or plateau

hill

elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit

island

land area surrounded by water smaller than a continent

isthmus

narrow stretch of land connection two larger land masses

lake

a sizable inland body of water

latitude

distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees

longitide

distance east or west or the prime meridian measured in degrees

lowland

land usually level at low elevation

map

drawing of the earth on a flat surface

meridian

one of the many lines on the global grid running from the north pole to the south pole

mesa

broad flat land form with steep sides

mountain

land with steep sides that rise sharply

mountain peek

the top of a mountain

mountain range

series of connected mountains

mouth

place where river or stream flows into a larger body of water

ocean

one of the four major bodies of salt water

ocean current

stream of either warm or cold water that moves in a definite direction through the ocean

parallel

one of the many line on the global grid that circle the earth either not or south of the equator

peninsula

body of land jutting into a lake or ocean surrounded by three sides of water

physical feature

characteristics of a place occurring naturally such as a land form or body of water

plain

area of level land usually at low elevation and often cover with grass

Plateau

area of flat or rolling land at high elevation

prime meridian

line on the global grid running north pole to the south pole at Greenwich England

relief

changes in elevation over a given area of land

river

large natural stream or water that runs through the land

sea

large body of salt water completely or partly surrounded by land

sea coast

land lying next to a sea or ocean

sound

broad inland body of water often between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast

source

place where a river or stream begins

strait

narrow stretch of water joining two larger body of land

tributary

small river or stream that flows into a larger stream or river

up stream

direction opposite the flow of a river toward th source of a river or stream

valley

area of low land usually between hills or mountains

volcano

mountain or hill created as a liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth

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