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landform

Definition/Scope: Any physical recognizable forms or features of the Earth’s surface, having characteristic shapes, and produced by natural causes. Landforms include major forms such a plains, plateaus, and mountains and minor forms such as hills, valleys, slopes, glacial drift, and dunes. Taken together, landforms make up the surface configuration of the Earth.



Broader Terms:

topography

Narrower Terms:

banks (landforms)
canyons
caves
coastal regions
coasts
corridors
crests
deltas
deserts
dunes
escarpments
glaciers
inlets
islands
isthmuses
lagoons
mesas
mountains
peaks (landforms)
plains
plateaus
ravines
reefs
ridges
river basins
salt beds
seamounts
sinkholes
slopes
structural basins
swamps
terraces (landforms)
tidal flats
tundra
valleys
volcanoes
wadis
watersheds
waterways
wetlands
wilderness

Related Terms:

earthquake resistance
faults
landmarks (boundaries)
landslides
terrain


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