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ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features

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1: Atoll- a ring- shaped reef, island formed of coral Famous Atoll: Takabonerate

2: Bay- a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward Famous Bays: Hudson Bay

3: Canyon - a deep gorge usually with a river flowing with it. Famous Canyon: The Grand Canyon FUN FACTS: The grand canyon is 21 miles long at the eastern end of the south rim. 21 people on average at the grand canyon each year.

4: Desert - a dry, barren area of land, with little water Famous Deserts: Namib FUN FACTS: the namib desert is 40' C every day. The namib desert is 200 kilometers long

5: Escarp - A long steep slope one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights Famous Escarp : The Nigirain Escarp

6: Glacier : A slow moving mass of ice. Famous Glacier: Malaspina Glacier

7: Highlands : Area of high mountains or lands. Famous highland : Camoran Highlands

8: Island : a area of land surrounded by water. Famous islands : Palm Islands

9: fJord : a long narrow mountains with water in them.

10: laKe : a body of water surrounded by land. Famous lake : Lake Superior

11: We spent the day with elephants! | Lagoon: a stretch of salt water that is separated from the sea Famous lagoon: Blue lagoon

12: Marsh: an area of low lying land that is flooded

13: Mountains :an elevation in the earth's surface Famous mountain; Rocky mountains FUN FACTS: snow can melt away easily on the rocky mountain nation park because of the elevation. The rocky mountain are13,408 feet tall

14: Ocean: a large expanse of sea Famous oceans : Atlantic FUN FACTS:the Atlantic ocean is about 17,543,940,979,332,434 gallons it is 4,00 miles from the Atlantic ocean tot he pacific.

15: Plain: an area that is flat with grass

16: aQuifer aQuifer; a body of rock that produces ground water.

17: River : a body of water that goes into the sea or a channel. Famous river: Mississippi FUN FACTS: The missippi River starting and going to the Gulf of Mexico is 5,402.6 miles. Robert E. Lee was the first person to sail the Mississippi River.

18: Sea: a body of salt water that surrounds the earth. Famous sea:Medetrian.

19: Tundra: a treeless land Famous tundra : Artic

20: PlateaU: an area of high elevation

21: Volcano: a mountain that has molten rock Famous volcano: Mount Saint Helens. FUN FACTS: Molten rock is 650-750' F. A volcano can erupt often it madders what volcano.

22: Waterfall: a cascade of water that falls from a hill. Famous waterfalls: Niagra falls

23: Geyser: a spring where water boils and shoots into the air.

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