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Types of Landforms
Other Landform Terms
What is a beach?
This landform is a gently sloping shore washed by waves.
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What is precipitation?
Water that returns to the Earth in the form of rain, sleet, hail or snow.
What is weathering?
Breaking rocks into smaller pieces over a long period of time.
What is channel?
The path a river or stream takes.
What is a canyon?
A v-shaped valley eroded by a river.
What is evaporation?
Water changes from a liquid to a gas.
What is erosion?
The picking up and carrying away of weathered rocks.
What is a meander?
A bend or S-shape in a river.
What is a dune?
A mound or hill of wind blown sand.
What is condensation?
Water changing from a gas to a liquid.
What is deposition?
Dropping off of eroded material.
What is a tributary?
A small feeder stream that starts high in the mountains.
What is a mountain?
High uplifted area with steep slopes.
What is run off?
Precipitation that flows across the land’s surface & flows into rivers or streams.
What is a delta?
As water is deposited at the mouth of a river, this landform is created.
What is a topographic map?
A hiker would use this map because is used lines to show elevation and the shape of the land.
What is a plain?
Nearly level area of land that has been eroded or where material has been deposited.
What is a flood plain?
Too much precipitation can cause areas around a river to become covered with water.
This landform is created.
What is sediment?
These materials are carried away and deposited by erosion and deposition.
What are contour lines?
The lines are on a topographic map to show elevation and the shape of the land.