Geographic Terms 2

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Harbor

A sheltered place along a coast where boats dock safely

Peak

The top of a mountain

Canal

A channel built to carry water for irrigation or navigation

Timberline

A line beyond which trees do not grow

Mountain

A high landform with steep sides; higher than a hill

Glacier

A huge sheet of ice that moves slowly across the land

Volcano

An opening in Earth's surface through which hot rock and ash are forced out

Lake

A body of water completely surrounded by land

Tributary

A smaller river that flows into a larger river

Source

The starting point of a river

River Basin

All the land that is drained by a river and its tributaries

Waterfall

A flow of water falling vertically

Mouth

The place where a river empties into a larger body of water

Ocean

A large body of salt water; oceans cover much of Earth's surface

Plain

A large area of nearly flat land

Delta

Land made of silt left behind as a river drains into a larger body of water

Mountain Range

A row or chain of mountians

River

A stream of water that flows across the land and empties into another body of water

Mountian Pass

A narrow gap through a mountain range

Fjord

A deep, narrow inlet of an ocean between high, steep clifs

Basin

A bowl shaped landform surrounded by higher land

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