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Landforms

 

A landform is any natural (not man-made) formation on the surface of the earth. Landforms can include large featrues like mountain ranges, plateaus and continents, as well as smaller features like hills and ponds. Some Landforms are:

ithsmus
An Ithsmus is a narrow strip of land, bordered on two sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.

hills

 


Hills are a raised area or mound of land.
canyon
A Canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides - often carved from the Earth by a river.
island
An Island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water.
cape
A Cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river.
Butte
A Butte is a flat-topped rock or hill formation with steep sides.
peninsula
A Peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by water, but is still attached to the mainland.
plains
Plains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.
Plateau

A Plateau is a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side.
prairie
A Prairie is a region of flat, gently sloping, or hilly land covered chiefly by tall grasses and not many trees.

valley

 


A Valley is a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.
volcano
A Volcano is a mountain or hill, usually having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a vent from the ash and lava expelled through it.

cove


A Cove is small, horseshoe-shaped body of water along the coast; the water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.
glacier
Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that, over many years, compresses into large, thickened ice masses.
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