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4th Ch 1 Soc St

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landform
shapes that make up Earth's surface
mountain range
chain of mountains
delta
triangular shaped land at the mouth of the river where land is very fertile due to the build up of silt
coastal plain
low land near the ocean or another body of water
peninsula
land that is almost completely surrounded by water
flood plain
low flat land that lies along river
mouth
place where the river empties into a larger body of water
channel
deepest part of the river
elevation map
map showing the height of the different areas of land
sea level
level of the surface of the ocean, used as a starting point for measuring the height of landforms
erosion
wearing away of Earth's surface
source
place where a river begins
Rocky mountains
highest mountain range in the U.S.
water
Earth is 3/4 of this
Gulf of Mexico
body of water south of LA
Canada
country north of the United States