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Geography Landforms - due

A mountainous vent in the Earth's crust that can spew out lava. Found mostly near plate boundaries. All volcanoes found in North America are found on the West Coast. Mt. Saint Helens is an example.
Huge bodies of salt water that make up about 2/3 of the Earth's surface. The Atlantic Ocean, on the east coast of the United States, is an example.
A geological process where natural forces like water, wind, ice, and gravity wear away rocks and soil. It occurs at the Earth's surface
a piece of land that is surrounded by water on all sides. Found in oceans and seas of the world. Hawaii is an example.
A very tall, rocky area with steep sides, and sometimes with a spikey top. Can be found on both sides of the country with the Rockies in the West and the Appalachian in the East.
Area that has its own institutions and populations which has a permanent population, territory, and government withing the United States
Physical features of areas of land
A piece of land that is surrounded by water on 3 sides, usually found jutting off from a larger land mass. Florida, and the Baja are examples.
A medium sized body of water surrounded by land. Usually found in stream and river systems. Lake Erie is an example.
What occurs when a river falls off steeply. Waterfalls usually occur in places in the world where there is a drastic change in elevation. An example is Niagra Falls - near Lake Ontario, and Lake Eerie.
areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics; a unit on the earth's surface that has unifying characteristics such as climate
In each county there are cities or ______ that is a community created in an area and designed to be self-sufficient with its own housing and education and commerce and recreation
A deep valley with very steep sides, often carved in the Earth by a river. They tend to be found where water flows or once flowed and the rock is easily erodible
Flat topped hill
A low place between mountains. Generally found near mountain chains. An example is the Greenbrier Valley.
A small body of fresh water surrounded by land.
a region that is identified as a distinct entity within a continent
a flat, elevated landform that rises sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side
A body of water that flows downhill, usually emptying in a larger body of water.
One of the seven land masses the Earth is divided into. Found all over earth. North America is an example.
A large mound or raised area of earth. Hills are usually found near the base of mountains
A large body of salt water that is often connected to an even larger body of salt water. They are found all over the Earth, the Carribean Sea is an example.
A large hole in the side of a hill or mountain or in the ground. Found in areas with Karst topography. Organ Cave is a local example.
An area that the state is divided up into. WV has 55.