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ABC Book of Earth's physical features

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FC: ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features | Geography 3 Logan Gunther

1: A Atoll - a chain of islands formed by coral. An example of an atoll is the Kure atoll. A fact about atolls is most atolls are in the Pacific Ocean.

2: B Bay is an area of water surrounded by land except for one outlet. An example of a bay is Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. A fact about Chesapeake Bay is that the water covers over 64,000 miles.

3: C Canyon is a deep gorge. An example of a canyon is the grand canyon. A fact about the grand canyon is it took 3-6 million years to form

4: D Desert is a large area covered by sand. An example of a desert is the Sahara Desert. A fact about the Sahara Desert is that it covers around 3,500,000 square miles.

5: E Escarpment is a long steep hill. An example of an escarpment is the Niagara Escarpment. A fact about the Niagara Escarpment is that at its highest point it is 450 miles tall

6: F Flood plain is an area that is flat and is usually next to a river. A flood plain is formed by a river that ran through the area. An example of a flood plain is the Paraná River floodplain in Brazil.

7: G Gulf is an inlet of land that is almost surrounded by land. An example of a gulf is the gulf of Mexico. A fact about the gulf of Mexico is the gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world.

8: H Highlands are areas that are mountainous. An example is the highlands mountain range is northern Scotland.

9: I Inlet is a small part of a body of water An example of an inlet is the Shinnecock Inlet in Long Island NY

10: J fJord is an inlet of seas between high cliffs. An example of a fjord is the Sognefjord in southwestern Norway.

11: K Lake is a body of water surrounded by land. An example of a lake is Crater lake in Oregon. A fact about Crater lake is the maximum depth is 1,949 ft.

12: L Lagoon is a small area of salt water separated from the sea. An example of a lagoon is Lake Merritt located just east of downtown Oakland, California.

13: M Marsh is an area of low lying land prone to flooding.

14: N Mountain is a natural elevation of the earths surface. An example of a mountain is the Rocky Mountain range.

15: O Ocean is a very large body of water. An example of an ocean is the Pacific Ocean.

16: P Prairie is a large open area of grass. An example of a prairie is Crow's Prairie in Putnam county in Illinois.

17: Q Aquifer is a body of rock that can produce groundwater. An example of an aquifer is the Edwards Aquifer in central Texas.

18: R River is a large stream of water. An example of a river is the Amazon River in the Amazon Rainforest.

19: S Strait is a narrow passage of water. An example of a strait is the Cook Strait between north Island and south Island New Zealand.

20: T Tundra is a flat treeless arctic region. An example of a tundra is the Alaskan Tundra.

21: U Plateau is an area of level ground. An example of a plateau is the Shillong Plateau in northeastern India.

22: V Volcano is a mountain that has a vent in the top thats lets lava escape. An example of a volcano is Mt. St. Helen in Washington

23: W Waterfall is a large amount of water falling from a high height. An example of a waterfall is Niagara Falls in New York and Canada.

24: Y Geyser is a spring of boiling water that shoots up a stream of water. An example of a geyser is Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

25: Conclusion You have now read my book about earth's physical features. Thank you for reading.

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