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Different Kinds of Landforms

Different Kinds of Landforms Mountains - Mountains are landforms higher than the surrounding areas. They are

Mountains

- Mountains are landforms

higher than the surrounding areas. They are formed due to the tectonic movements, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and erosion of the surrounding areas caused due to wind, water and ice. Mountains are found in the oceans and on land.

Different Kinds of Landforms Mountains - Mountains are landforms higher than the surrounding areas. They are

Plateaus - Plateaus are nothing but flat highlands that are separated from the surroundings due to steep slopes. Collisions of tectonic plates, magma action that causes the elevation in earth’s crust etc can all lead to the formation of plateaus.

Different Kinds of Landforms Mountains - Mountains are landforms higher than the surrounding areas. They are

Valleys

-

Valleys

are

flat

areas

between hills and mountains and are caused due to the actions of glaciers and rivers over millions of years. Valleys are divided into two kinds depending on their shape viz. V shaped valleys and U shaped valleys. V-shaped valleys are formed by the flowing rivers and U-shaped valleys are formed due to glaciers.

Glaciers - Glaciers are slow moving huge bodies of ice which take shape due to the

Glaciers

- Glaciers are slow moving

huge bodies of ice which

take shape

due to the compression of the snow

layers. Glaciers move depending on

the pressure and

gravity. There are

two types of glaciers, the alpine glaciers which can be located in high mountains and the continental glaciers

which can be located in cold Polar regions.

Glaciers - Glaciers are slow moving huge bodies of ice which take shape due to the

Deltas - Deltas are low-lying, triangle- shaped areas, located at the mouth of rivers. In the course of creating a delta, the sand, silt, and rock particles are accumulated in a nearly triangular shape.

Glaciers - Glaciers are slow moving huge bodies of ice which take shape due to the

Hills

Hills

are

elevations of the

earth's surface that have distinct summits, but are lower in elevation than mountains. Hills may be formed by a buildup of rock debris or sand deposited by glaciers and wind. Hills may be created by faults. Faults are a slight crack in the earth which can cause earthquakes. Hills are formed when these faults go slightly upward. The most famous hills in the world are the Loess hills. The Black Hills are also famous. You can find hills in low mountain valleys, valleys, plains, and even in your own backyard.

Deserts - Due to lack of adequate rainfall, desert is a dry piece of land with

Deserts -

Due

to

lack of adequate

rainfall, desert is a dry piece of land

with little or no vegetation. They are mostly found mainly in rain shadow

areas which

are

leeward

of

a

mountain range with respect to the

wind

direction.

In

deserts,

 

the

atmospheric

air

is

very

dry,

and

daytime temperature is high.

Deserts - Due to lack of adequate rainfall, desert is a dry piece of land with

Plains - Plains are the landforms that

form the flat or the low relief areas on the surface of the earth. This type of landform might be formed as a result of the sedimentation of eroded soil

from the top of

the hills and

mountains or might be due to flowing lava.

Deserts - Due to lack of adequate rainfall, desert is a dry piece of land with

Islands - An island is a piece of land which is surrounded by water from all sides. Islands are formed either due to volcanic eruptions or due to hot spots in the lithosphere

Swamp is a <a href=wetland that is forested. [1] Many swamps occur along large rivers where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. [2] Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. [3] Some swamps have hammocks , or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation , or vegetation that tolerates periodic inundation. [4] The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps . Rivers - Rivers are natural flowing streams of fresh from mountains. water descending They mostly flow toward a lake, sea, ocean or another river. Mountain Range - A mountain range is a group or chain of mountains located close together. Since neighboring mountains often share the same geological origins, mountain ranges have similar form, size and age. Think of them like a neighborhood of houses all built around the same time; while they are not identical, they share similar features and are similar in their overall square footage. " id="pdf-obj-3-2" src="pdf-obj-3-2.jpg">

Swamp

is

a

that is forested.

[1]

Many swamps occur along large

rivers

where

they

are critically

dependent upon natural water level

fluctuations.[2]

Other swamps occur

on the shores of large lakes.[3]

Some

swamps have

hammocks, or dry-land

protrusions,

covered

by

vegetation, or vegetation that

tolerates

periodic

inundation.[4]

The

two main types of swamp are "true"

or

and "transitional"

or

 
Swamp is a <a href=wetland that is forested. [1] Many swamps occur along large rivers where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. [2] Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. [3] Some swamps have hammocks , or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation , or vegetation that tolerates periodic inundation. [4] The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps . Rivers - Rivers are natural flowing streams of fresh from mountains. water descending They mostly flow toward a lake, sea, ocean or another river. Mountain Range - A mountain range is a group or chain of mountains located close together. Since neighboring mountains often share the same geological origins, mountain ranges have similar form, size and age. Think of them like a neighborhood of houses all built around the same time; while they are not identical, they share similar features and are similar in their overall square footage. " id="pdf-obj-3-103" src="pdf-obj-3-103.jpg">

Rivers

-

Rivers

are

natural flowing

streams of fresh from mountains.

water descending

They

mostly

flow

toward a lake, sea, ocean or another

river.

Swamp is a <a href=wetland that is forested. [1] Many swamps occur along large rivers where they are critically dependent upon natural water level fluctuations. [2] Other swamps occur on the shores of large lakes. [3] Some swamps have hammocks , or dry-land protrusions, covered by aquatic vegetation , or vegetation that tolerates periodic inundation. [4] The two main types of swamp are "true" or swamp forests and "transitional" or shrub swamps . Rivers - Rivers are natural flowing streams of fresh from mountains. water descending They mostly flow toward a lake, sea, ocean or another river. Mountain Range - A mountain range is a group or chain of mountains located close together. Since neighboring mountains often share the same geological origins, mountain ranges have similar form, size and age. Think of them like a neighborhood of houses all built around the same time; while they are not identical, they share similar features and are similar in their overall square footage. " id="pdf-obj-3-134" src="pdf-obj-3-134.jpg">

Mountain Range

-

A

mountain

range

is

a

group

or

chain

of

mountains

located

close

together.

Since

neighboring

mountains

often

share

the same geological origins,

mountain ranges have similar form,

size and age. Think of them like a

neighborhood of houses all

built

around the same time; while they are

not

identical,

they

share

similar

features and are

similar

in

their

overall square footage.

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