Landforms and Waterforms
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Thick sheet of ice
High, steep, rugged land that rises sharply above the surrounding area. At least 1000 feet.
Cone-shaped mountain formed by an outpouring of lava.
Deep, narrow valley with high, steep sides.
Large area of high, flat to gently rolling land.
Area that has little to no moisture or vegetation.
A plain that may be submerged by floodwaters.
Land that borders the sea.
Area of raised land that is lower or more rounded than a mountain.
The shore of the sea or a lake or the bank of a river.
Narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water.
Land area surrounded by water, smaller than a continent.
Land area formed by soil that is deposited at the mouth of a river.
Broad area of fairly level land that is generally close to sea level.
Sedimentary deposits at the mouths of canyons or valleys.
River running through a valley.
Body of water surrounded by land.
Narrow strip of land joining two large land areas or joining a peninsula to a mainland.
Piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Chain of islands.
Part of a body of water that is partly enclosed by land.
A narrow strip of water running into the land.
Arm of an ocean or sea that is partly enclosed by land, usually larger than a bay.
Large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean.
A part of a body of water protected and deep enough to furnish anchorage.
Stream or small river that flows into a larger stream or river.
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