Flashcards - Landforms & Biomes

Flashcards - Landforms & Biomes
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taiga
Taiga also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches
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Temperate deciduous forests
Temperate deciduous forests or temperate broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year
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faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
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salinity
Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water
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estuary
An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea
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savanna
A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close
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grassland
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses , however sedge and rush families can also be found
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forest
A forest is a large area dominated by trees
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forest
A forest is a large area dominated by trees
grassland
Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses , however sedge and rush families can also be found
savanna
A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close
estuary
An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea
salinity
Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water
faults
In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock mass movement
Temperate deciduous forests
Temperate deciduous forests or temperate broad-leaf forests are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year
taiga
Taiga also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches
mountain
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak
mountain range
A mountain range is a geographic area containing numerous geologically related mountains
mesas
Mesa is the American English term for tableland, an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs
meanders
A meander, in general, is a bend in a sinuous watercourse or river
reservoirs
A reservoir is a storage space for fluids
river
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river
plucking
Plucking, also referred to as quarrying, is a glacial phenomenon that is responsible for the erosion and transportation of individual pieces of bedrock, especially large "joint blocks"
valley
A valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it
rift valley
A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between several highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault

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