Geographic Features Mr. Randall's Class

Archipelago

A sea or stretch of water containing many islands

Atoll

A ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral.

Beach

A pebbly or sandy shore, especially by the ocean between high- and low-water marks.

Canyon

A deep gorge, typically one with a river flowing through it.

Glacier

A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.

Isthmus

A narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

Mesa

An isolated flat-topped hill with steep sides, found in landscapes with horizontal strata.

Peninsula

A piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.

River

A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

Valley

A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.

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Created with images by DariuszSankowski - "old retro antique" • dany13 - "DSC061/Polynésia/Huahiné Island/" • Sean MacEntee - "Beach" • jay8085 - "Grand Canyon" • kimberlykv - "Margerie Glacier" • dsearls - "2017_04_10_lhr-ewr_089" • Kimmerson - "monument valley west" • vastateparksstaff - "York River State Park" • Pexels - "clouds daylight fog"

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