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Geography Definitions

Geography Definitions

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archipelago
An archipelago is agroup or chain of islands clusteredtogether in a sea or ocean.
atoll
An atoll is a ring (or  partial ring) of coralthat forms an island inan ocean or sea.
bay
A bay is a body of water that is partlyenclosed by land (and isusually smaller than agulf).
butte
A butte is a flat-topped rock or hill formationwith steep sides.
canyon
A canyon is a deepvalley with very steepsides - often carvedfrom the Earth by ariver.
cape
A cape is a pointed piece of land thatsticks out into a sea,ocean, lake, or river.
A cave is alarge hole inthe ground or in the side of ahill or mountain.
channel
A channel is a body of water that connects twolarger bodies of water (like the EnglishChannel). A channel isalso a part of a river or harbor that is deepenough to let ships sailthrough.
cliff 
A cliff is a steepface of rock andsoil.
The land mass onEarth is dividedinto continents.The seven currentcontinents areAfrica, Antarctica,Asia, Australia,Europe, NorthAmerica, andSouth America.
cove
A cove is small,horseshoe-shaped bodyof water along thecoast; the water issurrounded by landformed of soft rock.
delta
A delta is a low, wateryland formed at the mouthof a river. It is formedfrom the silt, sand andsmall rocks that flowdownstream in the river and are deposited in thedelta. A delta is often (butnot always) shaped like atriangle (hence its name,delta, a Greek letter thatis shaped like a triangle).
 
A desert is avery dry area.
dune
A dune is a hill or a ridgemade of sand. Dunes areshaped by the wind, andchange all the time.
equator
The equator is an imaginarycircle around the earth,halfway between the northand south poles.
estuary
An estuary iswhere a river meets the sea or ocean.
fjord
A fjord is a long,narrow sea inlet thatis bordered by steepcliffs.
geomorphology
Geomorphology is thescientific field thatinvestigates how landformsare formed on the Earth (andother planets).
geyser
A geyser is a naturalhot spring thatoccasionally sprayswater and steamabove the ground.
glacier
A glacier is aslowlymoving river of ice.
gulf 
A gulf is a part of the ocean(or sea) that is partlysurrounded by land (it isusually larger than a bay).
hill
A hill is araised area or mound of land.
island
An island is a piece of landthat issurrounded bywater.
isthmus
An isthmus is a narrow stripof land connecting twolarger landmasses. Anisthmus has water on twosides.
lagoon
A lagoon is ashallow bodyof water thatis locatedalongside acoast.
lake
A lake is a large body of water surrounded byland on all sides.Really huge lakes
Latitude is the angular distance north or southfrom the equator to a particular location. Theequator has a latitude
Longitude is the angular distance east or west from thenorth-south line that passesthrough Greenwich, England, toa particular location.
 
are often calledseas.of zero degrees. The North Pole has alatitude of 90 degrees North; the South Polehas a latitude of 90degrees South.Greenwich, England has alongitude of zero degrees. Thefarther east or west of Greenwich you are, the greater your longitude. Midway Islands(in the Pacific Ocean) have alongitude of 180 degrees (theyare on the opposite side of theglobe from Greenwich).
marsh
A marsh is a type of freshwater, brackishwater or saltwater wetland that is foundalong rivers, pond,lakes and coasts. Marsh plants grow up out of the water.
mesa
A mesa is a landformation with a flatarea on top and steepwalls - usuallyoccurring in dryareas.
mountain
A mountain is a verytall high, natural place on Earth -higher than a hill.The tallest mountainon Earth is Mt.Everest.
An ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds acontinent. Oceanscover more the two-thirds of the Earth'ssurface
peninsula
A peninsula is a bodyof land that issurrounded by water on three sides.
plain
Plains are flatlands that haveonly smallchanges inelevation.
plateau
A plateau is a large,flat area of land that ishigher than thesurrounding land.
A pond is a small bodyof water surrounded byland. A pond is smaller than a lake.
A prairie is awide, relativelyflat area of landthat has grassesand only a fewtrees.
river
A river is a large,flowing body of water that usuallyempties into a sea or ocean.
sea
A sea is a large body of salty water that is oftenconnected to an ocean. Asea may be partly or completely surrounded by land.
sound
A sound is a wide inletof the sea or ocean thatis parallel to thecoastline; it oftenseparates a coastlinefrom a nearby island.

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