15 terms

Geography Terms Quiz 1

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tributary
A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
fjord
A long narrow inlet or arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs.
river source
The beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
peninsula
A long, narrow stretch of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
glacier
A large mass of ice found near the earth's poles
strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
reservoir
An artificial lake where water is stored.
tundra
A vast treeless plain in the arctic regions between ice caps and tree line.
plain
Broad area of land that is gently rolling or almost flat.
delta
The triangle-shaped deposit of sand and sediment that occurs where a river flows into an ocean.
river mouth
the part of a river where it enters another river, a lake, or a sea
plateau
an area of high, flat land
terrace farming
a farming system that is in the form of steps going up a mountain
archipelago
A chain of islands
rain shadow
A dry area on the downwind side of a mountain.

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