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cuomo Physical Geography chapter 2

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glacier
a huge, moving mass of ice
erosion
wearing away of the Earth's surface by water, or wind
delta
a flat, sandy area where a river enters an ocean
plain
a flat landform
plateau
a high, flat landform
map projection
a way to draw the curved areas of the Earth on a flat surface
tropical
related to regions near the equator; a tropical climate is very warm and moist
fossil fuel
coal, oil, or natural gas that formed over millions of years from the remains of plants and tiny animals
renewable resource
a resource that can be replaced as it is used
nonrenewable resource
a resource that cannot be replaced by natural resources or is replaced extremely slowly