Geographic Landforms

Geography
delta
a fan-shaped deposit of sand and mud at the mouth of a river.
peninsula
an area of land that is nearly surrounded by water.
atoll
a ring of coral that encloses a pool of seawater.
swamp
a low, wet area where trees and high shrubs grow.
lagoon
a shallow body of water that is partly cut off from the sea.
beach
a rocky or sandy edge of land along a body of water.
tundra
a cold, dry, treeless region where mosses, grasses, and lichens grow.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas.
archipelago
a large group of islands.
continent
one of the seven great land masses of Earth.
island
a piece of land completely surrounded by water.
lake
an inland body of fresh or salt water.
canyon
a deep valley with steep sides.
dune
a hill of sand formed by blowing wind.
fjord
a long, narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or slopes.
jungle
an area of thick, tangled plants usually found near a river or swamp.
bay
a body of water that extends into the land.
mesa
a raised area of land with steep sides and a large, flat top.
prairie
a region of flat or hilly land covered by tall grasses.
cave
a hollow area in the earth with an opening to the outside.
cliff
a high, steep face of rock or earth.
desert
a region of little rainfall where few plants or animals live.
hill
a raised part of the earth that is lower than a mountain.
channel
a body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
cape
a point of land that juts out into the water.
forest
a large area of land covered with trees and other plants.
ocean
the body of salt water that covers most of the earth.
geyser
a spring that spouts hot water and steam from time to time.
iceberg
a huge block of ice that has broken off a glacier.
iceberg
a huge block of ice that has broken off a glacier.

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