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absolute location
exact location for any given place earth decribed by global coordinates
basin
area of land drained by a given river area of land surrounded by lands of higher evevation
bay
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline generally smaller than a gulf
canyon
deep narrow valley with steep walls
cape
point of land that extends into a river or ocean
channel
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to eachother
cliff
steep high wall or rock
continent
one of the seven largest landmasses on the earth
delta
flat land built up firm soil carried downstream by a river an deposited at its mouth
divide
strech or high land that separates river systems
down stream
direction in which a river or stream flows from a soure or mouth
elevation
height or land above see level
Equator
imaginary line that runs across the earth half way between the not and south poles
glacier
large thick body of slowly moving ice
gulf
part of a larger body of water that extends into a shore line
harbor
a sheltered land area along a shore line where ships can anchor safety
highland
elevated land area such as hill mountain or plateau
hill
elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit
island
land area surrounded by water smaller than a continent
isthmus
narrow stretch of land connection two larger land masses
lake
a sizable inland body of water
latitude
distance north or south of the equator measured in degrees
longitide
distance east or west or the prime meridian measured in degrees
lowland
land usually level at low elevation
map
drawing of the earth on a flat surface
meridian
one of the many lines on the global grid running from the north pole to the south pole
mesa
broad flat land form with steep sides
mountain
land with steep sides that rise sharply
mountain peek
the top of a mountain
mountain range
series of connected mountains
mouth
place where river or stream flows into a larger body of water
ocean
one of the four major bodies of salt water
ocean current
stream of either warm or cold water that moves in a definite direction through the ocean
parallel
one of the many line on the global grid that circle the earth either not or south of the equator
peninsula
body of land jutting into a lake or ocean surrounded by three sides of water
physical feature
characteristics of a place occurring naturally such as a land form or body of water
plain
area of level land usually at low elevation and often cover with grass
Plateau
area of flat or rolling land at high elevation
prime meridian
line on the global grid running north pole to the south pole at Greenwich England
relief
changes in elevation over a given area of land
river
large natural stream or water that runs through the land
sea
large body of salt water completely or partly surrounded by land
sea coast
land lying next to a sea or ocean
sound
broad inland body of water often between a coastline and one or more islands off the coast
source
place where a river or stream begins
strait
narrow stretch of water joining two larger body of land
tributary
small river or stream that flows into a larger stream or river
up stream
direction opposite the flow of a river toward th source of a river or stream
valley
area of low land usually between hills or mountains
volcano
mountain or hill created as a liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth