Geography Landform Terms
Geography Landform Test / Vocabulary Terms.
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A bowl-shaped landform surrounded by higher land.
Part of an ocean or lake that extends deeply into the land.
A deep valley with steep sides; often with a stream flowing through it.
Land made of soil left behind as a river drains into a larger body of water. Often triangular in shape.
A region so arid because of little rainfall that it supportsonly sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all.
A mound, hill or ridge of wind-blown sand heaped up by the wind.
An extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly.
A portion of an ocean that extends into the land; larger than a bay.
A part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship safely.
A tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent.
A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting two larger bodies of land.
A body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, completely surrounded by land.
A land formation, less extensive than a plateau, having steep walls and a relatively flat top
A narrow gap through a mountain range.
A row or chain of mountains ranged in a line.
A small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.
An area of land almost completely surrounded by water on three sides.
An extensive, relatively flat area of land.
A land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
A natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel into another body of water.
The area of land drained by a river and its branches.
The salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A smaller river that flows to a larger stream or other body of water.
An area of low land between hills or mountains.
A vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.
A steep fall or flow of water that falls vertically.
A natural or artificial lake used to store water.
A channel built to carry water for irrigation or transportation.
A rounded, raised landform; not as tall as a mountain.
A high landform with steep sides; higher that a hill
A place where ships load and unload their goods.
The top of a mountain.
The starting point of a river.
A small, flat-topped hill; smaller than a mesa or plateau.
A line above which tress do not grow.
The place where a river empties into a larger body of water.
A wall built across a river, creating a lake that stores water.
a group of islands.
The land along an ocean.