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Earth`s Physical Features

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FC: ABC Book of Earth`s Physical Features | Jordan Romnes Geography 3

1: To Mom and Dad

2: A | Kayangel Atoll- a ring-shaped reef,island, or chain of islands formed of coral. | Located near the island of Palau,

3: B | San Francisco Bay - a broad inlet of the sea where land curves inward. | Located at San Fransisco, California.

4: C | Panama Canal- an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation. | Ships traveling between New York and San Francisco save 7,872 miles by using the Panama Canal instead of going around Cape Horn. | Located between Panama and Colombia.

5: D | Sahara Desert - a dry, barren area of land, esp. one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation. | Sahara desert can said to be equivalent to the continent of America. | Located in northern Africa.

6: E | Escarpment- a steep slope or long cliff that occurs from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.

7: Don't think: Look! -Ludwig Wittgenstein | F | Kakadu Floodplains - an area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding. | Located in Jaribu,Australia.

8: G | Gulf of Mexico- a deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth. | The gulf had an oil spill on April 20.2010 | LocatedThe Gulf of Mexico is that body of water contained by Florida, Alabama, Mississipi, Louisiana, Texas, Mexico and part of Cuba.

9: H | Scottish Highlands- an area of high or mountainous land. | The Scottish Highlands are located in Scotland.

10: I | Galapagos Islands- a Pacific Ocean archipelago on the equator. | The Galapagos Islands are often referred to as Darwin’s “living laboratory of evolution.” | The Galapagos Islands are located on the Pacific Ocean.

11: J | Iceland 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. | Located in Iceland.

12: K | laKe Superior- the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America, on the border between Canada and the U.S. | Lake Superior is most famous for being the largest freshwater lake in the world.

13: L | Blue Lagoon- a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef. | Blue Lagoon is located on one of the Bahamas Islands.

14: M | Marsh- an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.

15: N | mouNt Everest- an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times. | Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. | Located in Nepal

16: O | Pacific Ocean- the largest of the world's oceans. It lies between America on the east and Asia and Australasia on the west. | Located between America on the east side and Asia and Australasia on the west.

17: P | Sinai Peninsula- a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water. | Located in Egypt.

18: Q | Edwards aQuifer- a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater. | Located in Austin and San Antonio.

19: R | Coral Reef- a ridge of jagged rock, coral, or sand just above or below the surface of the sea. | Located in the Pacific Ocean.

20: S | Red Sea- long, narrow, landlocked sea that separates Africa from the Arabian peninsula. | Moses parted the Red Sea.(as shown in the picture) | Located in Egypt.

21: T | Arctic Tundra- long, narrow, landlocked sea that separates Africa from the Arabian peninsula. | Located in the Arctic.

22: U | Roan plateaU- an area of relatively level high ground. figurative a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. | Located in Colorado.

23: V | Mt. Saint Helens- 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. | Located in Washington.

24: W | Niagara Falls- a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline. | Located between Queenston, Ontario, and Lewiston,and New York.

25: Y | Old Faithful geYser- one of the best-known geysers in Yellowstone National Park. | Located in Wyoming,Idaho,and Montana.

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