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Landforms

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LANDFORMS
by Mary Emerson and Sydney

The Himalayas
-The Himalayas are where the highest mountains in the world are located including the tallest mountain in the world Mt. Everest.
-They are 1,500 miles long and very hard to pass through by foot.
-The mountain cross and/or borders five countriesBhutan, Nepal, China, Pakistan, and India.
-This mountain range includes over 110 different mountains.
Mississippi River Delta
Mount St. Helen's
Located in Washington
Washington
-This is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County.
-It erupted on May 18, 1980
and left behind a horseshoe shaped crater
and barren wasteland
- A delta forms when rivers empty their water and sediment into another body of water.
- The MS delta spreads from Mississippi to Louisiana and drains into the Gulf.

- It a key agricultural, fishing, and
shipping route.
The Great Lakes
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Huron
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Ontario
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Michigan
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Erie
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located in northeastern North America and Canada
-These lakes make up the largest body of freshwater on Earth.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
-This is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.
-It has been eroded by the wind and sun.
The Amazon River
-It is the second largest river in the world.
located in South America
-It runs through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia,Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
-It is home to over 3000 species of plants and animals.
Gorge du Verdon
located in southeastern France
-This is a river canyon that is about 25 kilometers long and 700 meters deep.
-the rocks are limestone and are very popular for rock climbers.
-a deep narrow valley
-A vent in Earth's crust that sometimes erupts amounts of ash and lava
Volcano
Lake
-a body of water surrounded by land
-a large and natural stream of flowing water
River
-a huge mass of ice that moves over land
Glacier
Canyon
-It is named after its emerald green color.
Bosporus Strait
Strait
-a narrow body of land that
connects two bodies of water
located between Turkey and Asia
Hawaii= The Island of Kauai
-It connects the Black Sea, the Sea of Marma, and the Aegean Sea.
-It was formed when water from the
Black Sea overflowed and eroded the land.
- Kauai is the oldest geologically of all the Hawaiian Islands.
- It is known to be the most beautiful of all the Hawaiian Islands.
-Polynesians were the first settlers on the island.
Delta
Horn of Africa
Peninsula
-a piece of land that is surrounded by water but connected to the mainland
-This peninsula includes parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya.
Venice Beach
-Very powerful droughts occur in this area.
-Venice Beach is about 3.1 miles long, but is extremely populated.
-It is also a very big tourist attraction because of its diversity.
-Even though it is a beautiful beach it was development did not begin until 1904.
Isthmus of Panama
Isthmus
-a narrow strip of land that connects two landmasses and separates two bodies of water
-This land form connects North and South America and
lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
-It contains the country of Panama and the Panama Canal.
China's Coastline
-This specific coastline is extremely rocky and steep with only a few hills.
-The coast has also been badly polluted over the past 50 years.
-Because of the pollution the coast in covered in thick algae.
-It is the fifth longest coast in all of Europe.
Nullarbor Plain
located in southern Australia
Plain
-a broad area of flat land
-It is almost treeless, and is
arid to semi-arid.
-It is the Earth's largest piece of limestone.
-It has sparse vegetation and some animals include dingos,
kangaroos, and camels.
Dingo :)
Barotse Floodplain
Iran Alluvial Fan Valley
located in in the Los Glaciares National Park
in southwest Santa Cruz province, Argentina.
-This is known as the great wetlands of Africa.
-Many people farm on the floodplain and grow crops such as maize, rice, sweet potato, and sugar cane.
-Floodplains like these are homes to fish or aquatic animals, but also home others like gazelles and zebras.
Alluvial Fan Valley
-a triangle shaped deposit of sediment
-Water flows from the Zagros Mountains in southern Iran and flows outward making a fan.
The Great Plains
-Villagers rely on water from this fan to help with irrigation.
-In this fan, water moves from the subsurface to desert plains.
-The Great Plains cover many parts of the United States and Canada.
-They are located in 10 states in America and 3 provinces in Canada
-Since theses extend into Canada they are also called the Canadian Prairies.
Plain
A broad area of relatively flat land.
Island
-a body of land surrounded by water
Beach
-A beach is a narrow, gently sloping strip of land
that lies along the edge of a body of water.
Central Siberian Plateau
Plateau
Floodplain
-an area of land prone to flooding
An area of relatively level high ground.
Coastline
-the land along the sea
-Located between the Lena and Yenisei River.
-Has a continental climate unlike some of Russia.
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