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ABC Book of Earth's physical features

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FC: Book of Earth's physical features | Sophia Griffiths Geography 1


2: is for Archipelago | An Archipelago is a chain or cluster of islands. An example is the Hawaiian islands. | in Greek, archos, meaning “chief,” and pelagos, meaning “sea.”

3: is for Butte | A butte is an isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top. An example is Monument Valley in Utah. | The word butte comes from a French word meaning "small hill"

4: is for Canyon | A deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it, as found in North America. An example is the Grand Canyon in Arizona. | canyons start where a spring sprouts from the base of a cliff as if out of nowhere.

5: is for Desert | A dry, barren area of land, espically one covered with sand. An example is the Sahara desert in Libya. | 20% of the worlds surface is desert.

6: is for escarpment | A long, steep slope, esp. one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights. An example is Palisades along the Hudson River.

7: is for Flood plain | is a flat or nearly flat land adjacent a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley. An example is the Pantanal in Brazil. | Flood plains contain such features levees, back-swamps, delta plains, and oxbow lakes.

8: is for Glacier | Approximately 10 percent of the Earth is covered by glaciers; during the last Ice Age, they covered one-third of the Earth’s surface. | A glacier is a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years.

9: Is for Highlands | Highlands are a historic region of Scotland.An example is all of the highlands in Scotland. | the most westerly spot on the British mainland is Corrachadh Mor, near Kilchoan in the Highlands.

10: Is for islands | Islands are areas of land by themselves. AN example is Greenland - North America - 840,004 square miles - 2,175,600 sq km.

11: is for fJord | Howe Sound is North America’s southernmost fjord, situated immediately northwest of Vancouver.

12: is for laKe | A lake is a body of relatively still water. An example is Lake Baikal located in Russia.

13: is for Lagoon | a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water. An example is Chuuk or Truk lagoon is a 40-diameter giant lagoon part of the Micronesia’s undersea phenomena

14: a type of wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species. An example is The Tantramar Marsh of eastern Canada | is for Marsh

15: is for mountiaN | is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area An example is Mt.Everest in Himalaya mountain range along the border of Nepal and Tibet.

16: is for Ocean | An Ocean is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet's surface. An example is the Arctic Ocean located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region.

17: is for peninsula | a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.

18: Is for aQuifer | an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials.

19: a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. | Is for River

20: is for Sea | a large body of saline water that may be connected with an ocean or may be a large saline lake that, like the Caspian Sea, lacks a natural outlet.

21: is for Tundra | a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

22: is for plateaU | is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrian.

23: is for Volcanoes | an opening, or rupture, in a planet's surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from below the surface.

24: a place where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a stream or river. | Is for Waterfall

25: is for gYser | a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by a vapour phase (steam).

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