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Understanding Maps and Diagrams. The connected body of salt water covering the greater part of Earth’s surface. A. Ocean. B. Sea. A large body of salt water completely or partially surrounded by land. Man floating on the Dead Sea in Israel. C. Gulf. A portion of the sea narrower

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B. Sea

  • A large body of salt water completely or partially

surrounded

by land

Man floating on the Dead Sea in Israel

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C. Gulf

  • A portion

of the sea

narrower

at the

mouth

than a

bay

Satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico

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D. Lake

  • A body of

water

completely

surrounded

by land

Lake Nasser located in southeast Egypt

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E. Reservoir

  • A natural

or artificial

lake used

to store

water

Gelmersee, a reservoir located in Switzerland

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F. River

  • A stream of water that flows across the land and empties into another body of water

Thames River located in London, England

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G. Mouth

  • The place where a river empties into a larger body of water

Orange River located in South Africa, typically flows into the Atlantic Ocean, however at times is blocked by sand bars.

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H. Glacier

  • A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation of snow

Glacier in the mountains of Argentina

Thames River located in London, England

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I. Island

  • A body of land completely surrounded by water

Small island in the Adriatic Sea (located on the western side of Italy)

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J. Peninsula

  • A body of land surrounded on three sides by water

Peninsula in an unknown location

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K. Continent

  • A large land mass

surrounded by water

    • Europe is accepted

as a continent even

though it is not

completely

surrounded by

water

Satellite picture of South America

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L. Hill

  • A rounded raised landform; not as high as a mountain

“Rolling” hills in Ireland

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M. Mountain

  • A high landform with steep sides; higher than a hill

Rocky Mountains in Colorado

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N. Mountain Range

  • A row or chain of mountains

The Himalaya Mountains as seen from the International Space Station

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O. Mesa (Spanish for Table)

  • A hill with a flat top; smaller than a plateau

Mesa located outside of Los Alamos, New Mexico

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P. Plateau

  • An area of high land between hills or mountains

Mount Roraima in Venezuela

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Q. Valley

  • An area of low land between hills or mountains

Picture from a boat in the Rhine River located in Germany

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R. Desert

  • A dry environment with few plants and animals

Thar Desert near Jaisalmer, India

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S. Plain

  • A large area of nearly flat land

The Nullarbor Plain in Australia, close to the Indian and Pacific Oceans

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T. Basin

  • A bowl

shaped

landform

surrounded

by higher

land

Pyramid Lake, Nevada

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U. Delta

  • Land made of silt left behind as

a river

drains

into a

larger

body of

water

Danube Delta between Romania and Ukraine

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V. Region

  • An area on the

earth’s surface

(defined

by certain

characteristics)

    • can change

over time

Coastal Plains in the United States

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W. Culture

  • Attributes, behavior, and characteristics of a group of people

Initiation ritual in Malawi for the Yao tribe.