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Transcript of Landforms
A Volcano is a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, and ashes.
A map of major volcanoes
Ex. A volcano in Mount
St. Helens in the
A picture of a
A Map of a Lake
Lake is a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surround by land.
A picture of a lake
Ex. The Great Lakes
in the U.S. and
Plateau is a land area having a relatively level surface.
A Map of a Plateau
A picture of a Plateau
Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes. Plateaus can also be formed by the erosional processes of glaciers on Mountain Range.
Ex. the Decan Plateau of Central
India from Mountain Range.
Canyon is a deep valley with steep sides,often with a stream flowing through it.
A map of a Canyon
A picture of a Canyon
Most canyons were formed by a process of long-time erosion from a plateau level. Canyons are much more common in arid areas.
Ex. A Provo Canyon is located in
Plain is a plain trail to the river to stand in plain view.
a map of a Plain
A picture of Plain
Ex. Pedro Plains in the best island in the world of Jamaica.
River is a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite
Ex. The Mississippi River in the United States
A Map of a River
A picture of a river
A river is a natural water course, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake or a sea. Rivers are part of hydrological
A Map of a Strait
A picture of a Strait
A Strait is a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
Ex. The Palk Strait in
the Bay of Bengal
A Strait refers to a
channel of water that lies
between two land masses.
It may also refer to a navigable channel.
Sound is the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium.
A Map of a Sound
A picture of a Sound
Ex. The Marlborough Sounds in New
Sound is often formed by the sea flooding a river valley. It produces a long inlet to continue beneath the water to form a sloping sea
Isthmus is a narrow strip of land, bordered both sides by water.
A Map of Isthmus
Picture of isthmus
Ex. The Crinan Canal in the United
Isthmus of Corinth
Gulf is a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
A map of a Gulf
A picture of a Gulf
Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and referred to as the Mediterranean of the Americas. It is located at the southeastern corner of North America.
Ex. The Gulf of Alaska in Alaska
Archipelago isany large body of water with many islands.
A Map of Archipelago
A picture of Archipelago
The Archipelago was the proper name for the Agean Sea then later the usage shifted to refer to the Aegean Island.
Ex. The Chagos Archipelago in south of India
Basin is a circular container with a greater width than depth become smaller toward the bottom.
A map of a Basin
A picture of a Basin
Basin can be the area of a drydock which can be flooded and drained. Drainage Basin is a topographic low area with no drainage outlet.
The Basin of the Great Salt
Butte is an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly above the surroundings.
A map of Butte
A picture of the Butte
A Butte is a conspicious isolated hill with steep often vertical sides and a small telatively flat top. Buttes are smaller than mesas, plateaus, and table landforms.
Ex. Kamiak Butte in Washington State
Cape is a piece of land jutting into the sea or some other large body of water.
A picture of the Cape
Cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river. A cape usually represents a marked change in trend of the coastline.
Ex. The Cape Breton island
A Map of a Cape
Delta is a nearly flat plain of alluvial deposit between diverging braches of the mouth of a river.
A Map of delta
A picture of Delta
Ex. The Wax Lake Delta in
Delta is river that flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the
Glacier is an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating.
A map of a Glacier
A picture of a Glacier
A Glacier forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses inducted by their weight.
Ex. The Malaspina Glacier in
Hill is a natural elevation of the Earth's surface and its smaller than a mountain.
A map of a Hill
A picture of a Hill
A Hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit. It can extend above the surrounding terrain.
Ex. The Sacramento Hill located in
Mountain is a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit.
A map of a Mountain
A picture of a Mountain
A Mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. Also Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers.
Ex. The Rocky
Peninsula is an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus.
A map of a Peninsula
A picture of a peninsula
Peninsula is apiece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. The surrounding water is usually uderstood to belong to a single and contiguous body of water.
Ex. The Mexico's Baja Peninsula in
Tributary is a stream that flows to a large stream or other body of water.
A map of Tributary
A Tributary does not flow directly into a sea or a ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river serve to drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater by leading the water out into an ocean or sea.
Ex. Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio are all
tributary rivers of Mississippi
A picture of Tributary
The ring of fire of
The lakes are inland and not part of the ocean. Lakes can be contrasted with rivers and streams which are
There are two rivers on
The water flowing
The Strait of dover
Water flowing in a
The Gulf of Alaska
The Elephant Butte Lake State
The Northern Cape
The Pearl River Delta
The Glacier National Park
The Kings Hill Scenic
There are Mountains in Asia, Africa, South
America, and Australia.
The Korean Peninsula
Major Tributaries of the