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It is land that is made out of sand/rocks and it is always near water.
A ________ is a large, flat, dry landform. The temperature is always cold, and parts of the soil are permanently frozen. There are not many trees in certain _________ regions because the regions are very windy.
a generally large body of water that is surrounded by land bigger than a pond, smaller than a sea. Normally, but not always, fresh water. Glaciers form a lot of lakes and so do volcanoes.
A ________ is a landform that is flat and low in elevation, and it's usually covered with lots of grass and sometimes snow. It can also have animals and other plant life.
_____ are very dry land forms with lots of sand and a small spectrum of plants and animals.
An opening above or below sea level that is on the ground and is caused by movement of the tectonic plates. _________ spill lava one time and stays dormant, but is still prone to eruptions. When a ________ first erupted, it is flat. However over time, if it continues to erupt, it gains a cone-like shape.
A salty body of water that makes up 75% of the surface of the Earth.
A piece of land connected to a larger body of land where a the majority of the land is surrounded by water.
A type of forest with a lot of different species of living things with an elevation below 3,000 feet.
A group of islands, that range size and shape, and are formed from volcanoes erupting from the ocean floor
A _________ is a landform with a very tall peak and a base wider than the peak made of rock, minerals, or land that forms when two tectonic plates rub together to create an elevated surface.
A _______ is a body of water that is smaller than a gulf and leads to the ocean. Is almost completely surrounded by land.
An elevated landform with a flat top steep sides and is higher than the surrounding land.
A long stretch of moving water that has marine life and ends up in the ocean. It is usually freshwater, but can be saltwater.
A gorge that goes below the surface of the earth, but the bottom is still exposed. The land is very deep and rocky. May contain shrubbery and a river in the bottom, usually sandy, sunny, and dry.
A landform that is 30 - 300 meters tall that slopes to a peak. _______ are also normally surrounded by lowlands.
An area of land in between mountains usually with a lot of vegetation. Developed by erosion. Floods a lot, no wind, and the climate is mild. The sides are more sloped than the sides of a canyon.
A piece of land with the lower elevation than a neighboring landform. It cannot slope more than 25% and has to have an elevation that is less than 300 meters above sea level. Can apply to almost any landform, depending on the surroundings.
An always flooded area of land (not fully submerged) with plants that can grow out of the water. Shallow, never dry, but sometimes more wet than other times because of tides. Located next to the coast
A ______ is a body of water that has the average size of about 600,000 square miles. _____ is by a coast. It has lots of land and sea life.
An __________ is a thin strip of land that has water on two opposite sides. Isthmuses connect two larger landmasses, and Isthmuses must be at least slightly above sea level.
Any landform that's higher than its surroundings.
A body of salt-water that is smaller than an ocean. It can be partially landlocked or fully landlocked and contains thousands of species of sea-life.
A flowing body of water that is river-like and narrow. Usually connects two water sources and can be man made. Usually fresh water.
A humid, low elevated area with lots of vegetation and peat. It is larger and deeper than a bog and a marsh and is filled with murky water and mud collected in dips in the land.