SS Landform and Ch 1 Test

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gulf
part of a body of water that extends into the land; larger than a bay
plain
flat or gently rolling land not far above sea level
valley
low land between hills and mountains
delta
land built up at the mouth of the river
canyon
deep, narrow valley w/ steep sides
river
large stream of water
mountain
raised area of land, usually w/ steep sides and jagged peaks; highest landform
cape
curved or pointed part of coastline that sticks out into water
bay
part of a body of water that extends into the land
island
body of land completely surrounded by water
mouth of river
place where river empties into larger body of water
plateau
flat or gently rolling land higher than surrounding land
tributary
small stream of water that feeds into a river
lake
body of water completely surrounded on three sides by water
peninsula
narrow piece of land surrounded on 3 sides by
isthmus
narrow piece of land connecting 2 larger pieces of land
coast
land beside sea or ocean
denali
the highest mountain in North America is
rockies
the mountain range in the western part of the united states
appalachians
the mountain range in the eastern part of the united states
mississippi
the ___________________ river flows from Minnesota to the gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
the body of water bordering the US on the eastern shore
Pacific Ocean
the body of water bordering the US on the western shore
Mexico
Forms a land border w/ the US in the South
Canada
Forms a land border w/ the US in the North
fjord
steep sided valley cut by glaciers
continent
largest landform
trench
the deepest point underwater
plains
most large cities are built on
Panama
Southernmost country in North America
Greenland
Largest Island
North America
largest continent
Pacific
Largest Ocean
1/3
the Pacific covers ______ of the earth
geography
study of the world, both people and landscapes
social science
field that studies people and relationships around them
region
part of the world that has 1 or more common features that distinguish it from surrounding areas
local, city, and global
geographers look at places on what 3 different levels
maps, globes, and satellite images
the main tools geographers use
how do people in a town live?
which of the questions might a geographer studying at the local level ask. which products does a country export?what features make up a region? How do people in a town live?
Place
which theme of geography describes features that make a sight unique
Location
which theme of geography gives the exact spot where the lines of lat. and long. cross
cartography
the science of making maps
meteorology
the study of weather and its causes
landforms
physical geography is the study of
culture
human geography is the study of
maps
all ___________ have distortions
true
T/F relative location describes 1 place by its relation to another
temperature
infrared satellite images use the color red to show the
environment
an areas ___________________ includes its land, water, climate, plants, and animals
how
where you live effects ______ you live
false
T/F there are no similarities between the 5 themes and 6 elements of geography
the world as it really is
globes can show
maps and globes
which of the following would a human geographer study
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