Geography Terms

Geography
basin
area of land drained by a given river and its branches, area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevations
absolute location
exact location of a place on earth described by global coordinates
cape
point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
channel
wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other, deeo oart of a river or other waterway
divide
stretch of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
downstream
directions in which a river or stream flows from its sources to its mouth
elevation
height of land above sea level
glacier
large, thick body of slowly moving ice
highland
elevated land area sich as a hill, mountain, or plateau
mountain peak
pointed top of a mountain
mountain range
a series of connected mountains
ocean current
stream of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean
relief
changes in elevation over a given area of land
seacoast
land lying next to a sea or ocean
source
place where a river or stream begins often in highlands
upstream
direction opposite the flow of a river, toward the source of a river or stream
volcano
mountain created as liquid rock and ash from inside the earth
continent
one of seven large landmasses on the earth
lowland
land usually level, at as low elevation
source
place where a river of stream begins often in highlands

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