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18 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plain
Plateau
Mountain
Peninsula
a flat area of land
raised area of flat land
a part of the Earth's surface that rises sharply from land ar…
land surrounded by water on all sides but one
Plain
a flat area of land
Plateau
raised area of flat land
26 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary List
archipelago
atoll
badlands
bay
archipelago
atoll
24 terms
Unit 1 - Physical Geography Vocabulary
landforms
plate tectonics
weathering
erosion
shapes and types of land
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
process of wind, rain, and ice which breaks down rocks and ch…
carries away the weathered rocks and creates new landforms
landforms
shapes and types of land
plate tectonics
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
24 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
27 terms
Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
Physical and Human Geography Vocabulary
landform
natural resources
renewable resources
nonrenewable resources
natural feature of the Earth's surface that has a distinct sh…
useful materials that are found in nature
natural resources that can be replaced naturally or grow again
natural resources that cannot be replaced
landform
natural feature of the Earth's surface that has a distinct sh…
natural resources
useful materials that are found in nature
20 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
Physical Geography
Temperature
Precipitation
Influence
Elevation
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
How something effects something else
The height an area is above sea level
Temperature
How hot or cold it is in the atmosphere
Precipitation
The amount of moisture falling at any given moment. (Rain, sl…
15 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Landforms
Weather
Climate
Precipitation
Shapes and types of land.
The condition of the air and sky at a given time.
The average of weather in a place over many years.
Water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Landforms
Shapes and types of land.
Weather
The condition of the air and sky at a given time.
32 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Tributary
Isthmus
Reservoir
Archipelago
A smaller river that flows into a larger river
A body of water reserved for drinking or later use
Tributary
A smaller river that flows into a larger river
Isthmus
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Physical Geography Vocabulary
Arable
Sustainable
Temperate
Polar
Land that has fertile soil and is able to be be used for farm…
using resources in a way that can meet future needs as well a…
A mid-latitude climate low elevations that has warm summers a…
Regions near the north and south poles characterized by cold…
Arable
Land that has fertile soil and is able to be be used for farm…
Sustainable
using resources in a way that can meet future needs as well a…
9 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
landform
mountain
plateau
plain
an area of earth's surface with a definite shape; mountains,…
landform that rises 2000ft about sea level; it wide at the bo…
a mostly flat area that rises above the surrounding land; one…
a large flat area without many trees
landform
an area of earth's surface with a definite shape; mountains,…
mountain
landform that rises 2000ft about sea level; it wide at the bo…
15 terms
Physical Geography - Physical Features
Plains
Lake
Gulf
Sea
A flat, level area of land
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land
A large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in…
Plains
A flat, level area of land
Lake
A natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land
12 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
atmosphere
axis
distortion
eruption
layer of gases (mainly oxygen and nitrogen) surrounding the p…
an imaginary line passing through the center of a ball and ar…
something that is false or misleading
a sudden outburst, as of melted rock from a volcano
atmosphere
layer of gases (mainly oxygen and nitrogen) surrounding the p…
axis
an imaginary line passing through the center of a ball and ar…
11 terms
Africa Physical Geography Vocabulary
Sahara Desert
Sahel
savanna
tropical rain forest
world's largest hot desert, covering most of Northern Africa
the transition zone south of the Sahara and north of the equa…
rolling grassland and scattered tress and shrubs
a tropical forest of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved ever…
Sahara Desert
world's largest hot desert, covering most of Northern Africa
Sahel
the transition zone south of the Sahara and north of the equa…
35 terms
Geography: physical features vocabulary
Basin
Bay
Canyon
Cape
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
A deep and narrow valley with steep walls
A point of land that extends into a river, lake or ocean
Basin
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
Bay
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
15 terms
Physical Geography
Topography
Hurricanes
Weather
Climate
A description of surface features of land.
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
The condition of Earth's atmosphere at a particular time and…
The average weather conditions in an area over a long period…
Topography
A description of surface features of land.
Hurricanes
fierce tropical storms with strong winds
9 terms
Physical Geography
Meridian
Latitude
Physical Map
Political Map
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
Map showing landforms ex. mountains, rivers, deserts
Map showing borders, countries, cities, etc.
Meridian
Longitude, lines run from N to S pole
Latitude
Horizontal lines, ex. equator
East Asia physical geography vocabulary
plateau
archipelago
population density
monsoons
raised area of level land bordered on one or more sides by st…
group of islands
average number of people living in a square mile or square ki…
winds that change direction with the change of season
plateau
raised area of level land bordered on one or more sides by st…
archipelago
group of islands
Geography Physical Geography vocabulary
Axis
Equinox
Solstice
Zones of latitude
Imaginary line that runs through center of the earth between…
When sun is directly over the equator (nights and days are eq…
When the sun is directly over the tropic of cancer or capricorn
affects the temperature
Axis
Imaginary line that runs through center of the earth between…
Equinox
When sun is directly over the equator (nights and days are eq…
53 terms
Physical Geography
Geomorphology
what other features are part of geomor…
Landform is a landscape feature of Geo…
how are geomorphological units categor…
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
hills, plateaus, mountains, deserts, deltas, canyons, mesas,…
elevation, slope, orientation, stratification, rock exposure,…
Geomorphology
the study of landforms. (physiography) a science that conside…
what other features are part of geomor…
Rivers, coastlines, rock types, slope formation, ice erosion,…
Chapter 2 - Earths Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plateau
Mountain
Plain
Valley
has a flat surface and rises high above the surrounding land
large natural elevation that rises very quicky
Can be flat or have a gentle roll, and are typically found fa…
A lowland area between two steep sides
Plateau
has a flat surface and rises high above the surrounding land
Mountain
large natural elevation that rises very quicky
20 terms
Physical Geography
Peninsula
Strait
Canyon
Cliff
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
A deep valley with steep sides or cliffs.
A high, steep face of rock or earth.
Peninsula
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water
10 terms
Physical Geography
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Changes in air pressure are caused by…
Rain usually falls on the side of the…
Oxygen
Tropic of Cancer
Winds
Facing the ocean
The Earth's atmosphere has more nitrog…
Oxygen
The sun only appears overhead at the l…
Tropic of Cancer
26 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Hydrosphere
Lithosphere
Atmosphere
Biosphere
...
...
...
...
Hydrosphere
...
Lithosphere
...
24 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary Terms
Rivers
Tributaries
Lake
Pond
Large natural stream of flowing water
A stream of flowing water that flows into a river or lake
Large body of water surrounded by land
Small bodies of water
Rivers
Large natural stream of flowing water
Tributaries
A stream of flowing water that flows into a river or lake
14 terms
Southwest Asia Physical Geography & Vocabulary
oasis
petroleum
nonrenewable resource
standard of living
an area in a desert region where fresh water is usually avail…
an oily liquid formed from the remains of ancient plants and…
a natural resource, such as fossil fuels, that cannot be quic…
a measurement of a person's or a group's education, housing,…
oasis
an area in a desert region where fresh water is usually avail…
petroleum
an oily liquid formed from the remains of ancient plants and…
18 terms
United States Physical Geography Vocabulary
canals
coastal plain
contiguous
Continental Divide
human-made channels for water supply or to service ships
a flat lowland area along a coast
joined together inside a common boundary
an imaginary line through the Rocky Mountains that separates…
canals
human-made channels for water supply or to service ships
coastal plain
a flat lowland area along a coast
16 terms
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY:)
Weathering
Erosion
Sediment
Glaciers
A various mechanical and chemical process that causes exposed…
The process of being eroded by wind, water, and other ingredi…
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
An extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumula…
Weathering
A various mechanical and chemical process that causes exposed…
Erosion
The process of being eroded by wind, water, and other ingredi…
22 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
wearthering
erosion
sediment
glacier
To wear away or change the appearance or texture of something…
To remove soil/rock or dissolved material from one location t…
A naturally occurring material that is broken down by weather…
Masses of ice, snow, water, rock, and sediment that move unde…
wearthering
To wear away or change the appearance or texture of something…
erosion
To remove soil/rock or dissolved material from one location t…
14 terms
Physical Geography
Solstice
Continental Drift
Erosion
Climate
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
The slow movement of the continents.
The process by which rocks and soil slowly break apart and ar…
The average condition of the atmosphere over a long period of…
Solstice
The exact moment at which summer and winter start.
Continental Drift
The slow movement of the continents.
Physical Geography
geography
ocean
lake
stream
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
a body of water surrounded by land
a natural flow of water that is smaller than a river
geography
the study of natural features on Earth's surface
ocean
an area of salt water that covers most of Earth's surface
12 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
continent
tectonic plates
fault
earthquake
A large, unbroken mass of land
One of the 16 pieces of Earth's crust.
A place where two tectonic plates grind against each other
An event in which the ground shakes or trembles brought by th…
continent
A large, unbroken mass of land
tectonic plates
One of the 16 pieces of Earth's crust.
27 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
orbit
axis
revolution
atmosphere
to circle around something
an imaginary line that runs through the Earth's center
Earth's complete trip around the sun
the layer of gasses surrounding Earth
orbit
to circle around something
axis
an imaginary line that runs through the Earth's center
11 terms
Physical Geography
Landform
Region
Renewable Resource
Nonrenewable Resource
Landform
Region
24 terms
Unit 1 - Physical Geography Vocabulary
landforms
plate tectonics
weathering
erosion
shapes and types of land
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
process of wind, rain, and ice which breaks down rocks and ch…
carries away the weathered rocks and creates new landforms
landforms
shapes and types of land
plate tectonics
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
22 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
weathering
erosion
sediment
glaciers
change the appearance or texture of (something) by long expos…
wearing away of the earth's surface by wind or water
solid material that settles to the bottom of a liquid
a large mass of ice formed in cold regions from compacted sno…
weathering
change the appearance or texture of (something) by long expos…
erosion
wearing away of the earth's surface by wind or water
23 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plain
Plateau
Isthmus
Arid
A nearly flat area of land on Earth's surface
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
A narrow strip of land with water an each side that is joinin…
Dry with little rainfall
Plain
A nearly flat area of land on Earth's surface
Plateau
A flat landmass that is higher than the surrounding land, wit…
16 terms
Physical Geography
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
Delta
Climate
Archipelago
Ring of Fire
126 terms
Physical Geography & Human Geography
Geography
Revolution
Rotation
Axis
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
The spinning motion of the Earth on its axis which takes 24 h…
The imaginary line on which a planet turns.
Geography
The study of the Earth and the people who inhabit it.
Revolution
One complete orbit of the Earth around the sun which takes 36…
14 terms
The physical world Geography Vocabulary
Weather
Climate
MELCO
Equator
The daily condition of the atmosphere based on temperature an…
Weather of an area measured over an extended period of time (…
Factors that effect climate: Mountain barriers,Elevation,Latt…
The meridian that marks zero degrees lattitude
Weather
The daily condition of the atmosphere based on temperature an…
Climate
Weather of an area measured over an extended period of time (…
16 terms
Physical Geography of Europe Vocabulary
Glaciation
Fjord
Geothermal Energy
Hot spring
a process by which glaciers form and spread
a long steep sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
a form of energy conversion that captures heat energy from wi…
a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that…
Glaciation
a process by which glaciers form and spread
Fjord
a long steep sided glacial valley now filled by seawater
25 terms
Europe Physical Geography Vocabulary
fjord
uplands
Meseta
Massif Central
a narrow valley or inlet to the sea, originally carved out by…
a hill or very low mountain that may also contain mesas and h…
The central plateau of Spain
the uplands of France, which account for about 1/6 of French…
fjord
a narrow valley or inlet to the sea, originally carved out by…
uplands
a hill or very low mountain that may also contain mesas and h…
12 terms
Physical Geography Vocabulary #1
continent
environment
grasslands
island
a very large body of land
the geographic characteristics that surround and affect the w…
flat or rolling areas of land covered with grasses. If locate…
a piece of land that has water all around it.
continent
a very large body of land
environment
the geographic characteristics that surround and affect the w…
31 terms
Geography: Physical Features Vocabulary
Basin
Bay
Cape
Channel
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
A point of land that extends into a river, lake or ocean
A wide strait or waterway between 2 landmasses that lie close…
Basin
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; an…
Bay
The part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreli…
46 terms
Physical Geography Vocab
rotation
revolution
Coriolis effect
solstice
The spinning of Earth on its axis
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and…
when Earth's rotation axis is tilted directly toward or away…
rotation
The spinning of Earth on its axis
revolution
Earth's yearlong elliptical orbit around the sun
20 terms
Physical Geography
Nile River
Tigris River
Euphrates River
Arabian Peninsula
Nile River
Tigris River
24 terms
Unit 1 - Physical Geography Vocabulary
landforms
plate tectonics
weathering
erosion
shapes and types of land
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
process of wind, rain, and ice which breaks down rocks and ch…
carries away the weathered rocks and creates new landforms
landforms
shapes and types of land
plate tectonics
theory which explains how the continents move, and how new la…
20 terms
Africa Physical Geography Vocabulary
Plateau
Elevation
Escarpment
Sahara
Flat, elevated area with at least one steep side
Height of the land above or below sea level
Long, steep slope that separates the narrow coastal plain fro…
World's largest hot desert, covering 8.5 million square kilom…
Plateau
Flat, elevated area with at least one steep side
Elevation
Height of the land above or below sea level
14 terms
Unit 2 Physical Geography Vocabulary
Landform
Pangaea
Continental Drift
Plate Tectonics
Natural features of the earth's surface. The four major categ…
The gigantic super-continent that many scientists believe exi…
The theory that the continents were once joined and then slow…
The activities of continental drift and magma flow which crea…
Landform
Natural features of the earth's surface. The four major categ…
Pangaea
The gigantic super-continent that many scientists believe exi…
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