Landforms Geography of the World. Archipelago: a group or chain of islands. Atoll: a ring of coral islands and reefs that surrounds a shallow body of ocean water. Bay: an indentation into the land formed by water.
Geography of the World
Atoll: a ring of coral islands and reefs that surrounds a shallow body of ocean water.
Beach: the shore of an ocean, sea, or lake. Beaches can be covered in sand, rock, or gravel.
Coral Reef: a reef made up of corals. (Corals are stony skeletal deposits that live on the ocean floor in warm water).
Isthmus: a narrow strip of land that joins or connects two larger landmasses.
Lagoon: a shallow area of sea water separated by a sand bar or coral reef.
Mountain range: a chain of mountains.
Mouth: the point where a smaller water body empties into a larger water body.
Sea: a large body of salt water that is completely or partially landlocked.
Sound: a large, wide ocean inlet of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
Strait: a narrow passage of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
Tundra: a treeless area located between the ice cap and tree line of the arctic region.
Valley: a lowland area located between highlands such as mountains or hills.