FC: ABC BOOK of Earth's Physical Features BY: Eaden J.
1: An Atoll is an island that encircles a lagoon. | The largest atoll is Christmas Island, which is located near the equator. | The Bikini atoll is a famous atoll in the Marshall islands | Atoll | The Marshall Islands have 29 atolls.
2: A bay is a large body of water connected to an ocean or sea formed by an inlet of land. | BAY
3: C ANYON | A canyon is a deep ravine between cliffs. | The Grand Canyon in Northwest Arizona
4: A desert is a landscape or region that receives little or no precipitation. | DESERT
5: ESCARPMENT | An escarpment is a long,precipitous, cliff like ridge of land or rock
6: Hillary Brown | A flood plain is a flat land attached to a stream or river that stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of an enclosing valley. | Flood plain
7: A slowly moving mass of ice formed by th accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles, | Glacier | The Malaspina glacier in southeastern Alaska is the largest piedmont glacier in the world
8: Highlands | Highlands are an area of high or mountainous land.
9: An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. | ISLAND | Hawaii is made up of many islands. | There are more than 100,000 islands on Earth.
10: FJORD | An fjord is a long, narrow, deep, inlet of the sea between high cliffs. | The Geiranger fjord in Western Norway
11: LAKE | A lake is a large body of water surrounded by land. | There are more than 10,000 lakes in Minnesota! | There are 3 million lakes in Canada.
12: LAGOON | A lagoon is a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef. | The Aitutaki lagoon located in the Cook Islands.
13: MARSH | Marsh is an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide and typically remains waterlogged at all times | The water level in fresh water marshes usually ranges from 1 to 6 feet. There are 2 different kinds of marshes: freshwater and saltwater | The Tidal Marsh in South Carolina.
14: A mountain is a large natural elevation of the Earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level. | MT. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It's altitude is 29,029 feet. | MT. Everest is on the border between Nepal and Tibet. | MOUNTAIN
15: OCEAN | A very, very large body of water. | About 70% of the planet is ocean. 94% of life on Earth is aquatic. We have explored only 5% of the Earth's oceans. | ATLANTIC OCEAN
16: The Salisbury Plain in Southern England. | PLAIN | A plain is a large area of flat land with few trees. | The Salisbury Plain covers 3oo square miles. It is in the Beatles movie Help.
17: AQUIFER | An aquifer is an permeable rock that ca contain or transmit groundwater.
18: RAINFOREST | A rain forest is a forest with heavy annual rainfall. | The Amazon rain forest is 1.4 billion acres. 10% of the world's species live in the Amazon. 20% of bird species live in the Amazon. | The Amazon rain forest is near Manaus, Brazil.
19: SEA | The Mediterranean Sea is the Earth's largest inland sea. It is bordered by over 20 countries. | A sea is an expanse of salt water that covers most of the Earth's surface and surrounds its landmasses. | The Mediterranean Sea is located between Europe, Asia, and Africa.
20: TUNDRA | The Arctic Tundra(above) is located in Alaska. | A tundra i a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region in which the subsoil is frozen.
21: We love dancing! | PLATEAU | A plateau is an area of fairly level high ground. | The Roan plateau in Colorado.
22: VALLEY | A valley is a low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it. | The Red River Valley is split between Minnesota and North Dakota.
23: WATERFALL | The Akaka Falls in Hononu Hawaii. | A waterfall is a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or a steep incline
24: GEYSER | A Geyser is a hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air. | Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
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