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Science Landform Vocab Words
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Lines that connect points of the same elevation on a map.
Color or picture used to
An explanation of symbols used on a map
A flat surface drawing
A map that shows the shape of surface features and their elevations.
A process where wind, water, and ice wear away the earth and move sediments and earth materials.
A constructive process that can deposit sediments to form small islands or where eroded materials settle out.
Forms when agents of mechanical weathering breaks rocks into smaller pieces
A destructive process that breaks down rocks.
The rocky outer layer of the Earth's surface.
A curve or loop in a river.
A flat landform at a high elevation.
Height above sea level.
A network of vertical and horizontal lines.
The shape of the land.
A fan-shaped deposit of earth materials at the mouth of a river.
A V-shaped valley eroded by a river.
Where a stream or river enters another body of water like a lake or ocean.
The course a stream or river follow.
A very heavy flow of water that is greater than normal.
An embankment along a stream that provides protection from a flood.
The angle or slant of a stream channel.
A line separating the land and the ocean, zero elevation.
Highest point of a mountain.
Surveyor's mark at a known position and elevation.
The bottom of a mountain.
A side view or cross section of a landform.
A stream that flows only a certain time of the year.
A stream that flows all year.
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