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Mapping the Earth's Surface

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Topography
The shape of the land determined by elevation,relief,and landforms..
Elevation
The heigh above sea level..
Relief
The differnce in elevation between the hightest and lowest parts of an area.
Landform
Is a feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth's surface.
Landform region
A large area of land where the topography is similar.
Plain
Is a landform mode up of flat or gently rolling land with low relief.
Mountain
Is a landfrom with high elevation and high relief.
Mountain Range
Is a group of mountains that are closely related in shape, struchir and age.
Plateau
A landform that has high elevation and more or less level surface.
Lithosphere
Earth's solid rocky outer layer.
Core
Earth's dense center, made up of the solid inner core and the molten outer core.
Mantle
The layer of hot, soild material between Earth's crust and core.
Crust
Is the thin outer layer of the lithosphere that forms Earth's surface.
Rock
The crust is made up of this.
Geology
The study of the soild Earth.