Terms in this set (21)
What is a landform?
a natural feature of the earth's surface.
5 examples of landforms
What is a landscape?
visible feature of land often considered aesthetic
examples of landscapes
because my dad runs alot, grumpy people kick islands
The physical landscape or environment that has not been affected by human activities.
Landscape that has been affected on or made by humans
a bend in the rock strata
discharge of rock and lava
A fault is a fracture in rock where there has been movement and displacement.
Weathering is the breakdown of rocks due to the action of rainwater, temperature change and biological action. The material is not transported (removed). It can be physical, chemical or biological.
Erosion is the process whereby soil and rocks are worn away and moved to a new location by agents such as wind, water and ice.
Deposition is when materials moved by wind and water eventually come to a halt. Over time new landforms are built. Sand dunes and beaches are common landforms associated with deposition.
movement of Earth's crust
Process where and is levelled off from erosion, deposition or weathering
List the major tectonic plates.
How many islands does the pacific ocean contain?
What are the 3 main groups of these islands called
Define the term Coral atoll
An island formed by a ring shape coral reef encircling a lagoon eg: Caroline islands
Define the term Karsti landscapes
A landscape characterised with lots of caves, sinkholes, and underground streams.
What is perma frost?
Thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year.
what is a riverine landscape
A landscape formed naturally by the movement of a water system
All living things that live near or around a riverine