Types Of Land Structures
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a group of many islands in a large body of water
a ring-shaped coral reef or a sting of closely spaced small coral islands, enclosing or nearly enclosing a shallow lagoon.
a barren area in which soft rock starta are eroded into varied , fantastic forms.
a hollow or depression in the earths surface, wholly or partly surrounded by higher land: river basin
a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove nut smaller than a gulf.
an expanse of sand or pebbles along a shore
an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surrounding land
a long narrow arm of the sea penetrating far inland.
a deep valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through it.
a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
the english channel lies between the North sea and the Atlantic Ocean
a high steep or overhanging face of rock
the major land masses of the earth
a plain at the mouth of a river , often triangualer in shape, formed when sediment is deposited by flowing water
an area with little precipitation or where evaporation exceeds precipitation and this includes sparse vegetation
a rounded hill, ridge or mound of wind blown material , usually sand
a coastal valley which was sculptef by glacial action
a forest is defind as a large area that had manu trees and other plan
a natural hot spring that boild and lets out a large burst of water and steam from time to time
a large mass of ice that moves over land , carving and eroding surfaces as it moves
a large inlet of water surrounded by land ; usually surrounded on three sides by land . Larger than a bay .
a place providing shelter or safety or a proctected area in the water where boats anchor
An area that rises above surrounding land and had rounded top , lower and usually less steep than a mountain
a great mass of ice broken off from a glacier and floating in the sea
an area of land completely surrounded by water
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land
an undeveloped land area with thick trees, plants and brush
a small, shallow body of water between a barrier island or a coral reef and the mainland, also a small body of water surrounded by an atoll
any accumulation of water surrounded by land, often of a considerable size. Larger than a pond but smaller than an inland sea
a sawmpy area of lowlands
A high flat-topped landform with cliff-like sides; larger than a buttle.
a landform that rises steeply at least 2,000 feet (610m) above surrounding land; usually wide at the bottom and rising to a narrow peak or ridge.
The largest bodies of water on the planet. There are five oceans that are all connected as one World Ocean
an area of land almosy completely surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by an isthmus
a larger area of flat or gently rolling land
a large, flat area that rises above the surrounding land, at least one side has a steep slope
a large open area of grassland.