Landforms.... What are they. Learning Targets. I Can…identify various landforms. U-shaped Valley. Oxbow Lake. Swamp. V-shaped Valley. Fjord. Cave. Bay. Marsh. Atoll. What is an arichpelago?.
What are they.
An archipelago is a chain or cluster of islands. Archipelagos are usually found in the open sea; less commonly, a large land mass may neighbor them,
ocean* -- a great expanse of salt water.
sea* -- a relatively large body of water, either part of an ocean that is partially surrounded by land (the Caribbean Sea), or a body of water that is completely landlocked (the Caspian Sea is seen in the image above)
basin* -- A large, bowl-shaped depression in the surface of the land, often drained by a single river
plateau -- an elevated level expanse of land; a tableland.
A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of the continent.
volcano -- An opening in the earth's crust through which molten lava, ash, and gases are ejected. Types of volcanoes: Shield, Strato, Dome,
Cinder Cone, and Rhyolite Caldera Complex