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FC: 1 | ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features By Cahlin C Hr2

1: Atoll-a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral.

2: San Francisco Bay | Bay - a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward : Like the San Francisco | Fun facts - Is home to the Golden Gate Bridge and is home to Alcatraz Fun

3: canyon a deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it, Like the Grand Canyon fun facts - Grand Canyon ranges from 4 to 18 miles wide and average, it is 5000 feet deep | Grand Canyon

4: Desert -a dry, barren area of land, esp. one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation. Like the mojave | Mojave Deserts Fun facts - named after the Mohave Indian tribe and it is the smallest desert to north Americans

5: escarpment -a long, steep slope, esp. one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

6: Flood Plain - an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding.

7: Glacier -a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles. like the Fjord Glacier | Fjord Glacier Fun Facts - Glaciers are the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet and store about three quarters of total freshwater on our planet

8: Highlands - an area of high or mountainous land

9: Island - a piece of land surrounded by water. Like the Cayman islands | Cayman islands Fun facts it is anEastern Standard Time year round and February is the coolest month

10: fJord -a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway and Iceland, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.

11: laKe -a large body of water surrounded by land Like lake superior | Lake superior Fun Facts -Largest freshwater lake in the world andLake Superior touches Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

12: Lagoon - a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.

13: marsh -an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times. like the Florida marshes | Fun Facts -The marshes lay about six inches under sea level and annual rainfall is about 130 mm

14: mountain -a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill

15: Ocean - a very large expanse of sea, in particular, each of the main areas into which the sea is divided geographically | Pacific Ocean

16: Prairie - a large open area of grassland like the Mississippi River valley. | Mississippi River valley

17: aQuifer - a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.

18: Reef -a ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea.

19: WINNIE THE POOH | Sea -the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses Like the Mediterranean Sea | Mediterranean Sea

20: Tundra -a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen. Like the Arctic Tundra Fun fact -located in the northern hemisphere, and the average temperature is 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit | Arctic Tundra

21: plateau - an area of relatively level high ground. | Colorado Plateau

22: volcano -a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are or have been erupted from the earth's crust. like Mt. Vesuvius | Mt. Vesuvius

23: waterfall - a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. | Niagara Falls

24: Geyser - a hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air.

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