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ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features

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FC: RaeAnn Dose Hour 2 | ABC Book of Earth's Physical Features

1: A Atoll: A circle shaped reef or island. Tuanake Atoll

2: B Butte: A steep hill with a flat top Merrick Butte

3: c Canyon: A deep gorge commonly found with water flowing through it Sedona Canyon

4: D Desert: A dry area of land that has no water. | Sahara Desert

5: E Escarpment: A long steep slope Bandiagara Escarpment

6: F Flood Plain: An area of ground adjacent to a river

7: Milk Lake Glacier | G Glacier: A slowly moving piece of ice formed by snow.

8: H Highlands: An area of mountain land Cameron Highlands - One of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations - Cameron Highlands was discovered in 1885 by English surveyor William Cameron

9: I Island: A piece of land surrounded by water. North Island

10: J Fjord: A narrow inlet between high cliffs Hardanger Fjord - Ssecond largest fjord of Norway - The region is a favorite tourist area.

11: K Lake: A large body of water surrounded by land. Lake Michigan - Sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. - Because Lake Michigan is joined to Lake Huron at the Straits of Mackinac, they are considered one lake hydrologically.

12: L Lagoon: Salt water separated from the sea by a sandbank. | Blue Lagoon - The temperature in the swimmable area averages about 104 degrees fahrenheit. - holds six million liters of geothermal salt water

13: M Marsh: An area of land that is normally flooded in wet seasons Pouhala Marsh - Was degraded by urban development, silt accumulation, water pollution, dumping and invasive species. - Pouhala is the largest of the remaining wetland habitats in Pearl Harbor.

14: N Mountain: A natural hill in the Earth’s surface Mount McKinley - First climbed in 1955 - 20,320 feet high

15: O Ocean: A very large body of water Pacific Ocean - Worlds largest body of water - Covers one third of the earths surface

16: P Peninsula: A piece of land that is almost fully surrounded by water

17: Q Aquifer: A mass of permeable rock that can take in groundwater

18: R Reef: A ridge of rock just above or below the sea

19: S Sea: Saltwater that covers most of Earth’s surface Red Sea

20: T Tundra: A flat arctic region where the subsoil is permanently frozen.

21: U Plateau: An area of high ground

22: V Valley: A low piece of land between hills or mountains

23: W Waterfall: Water falling from a height

24: Y Geyser: A hot spring where water boils, sending water and steam into the air.

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