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Image:Nunatak.jpg|'''[[Nunatak]]''' (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a '''[[ridge]]''', '''[[mountain]]''', or '''[[peak]]''' not covered with '''[[ice]]''' or '''[[snow]]''' within (or at the edge of) an '''[[ice field]]''' or '''[[glacier]]'''. Image:Nunatak.jpg|'''[[Nunatak]]''' (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a '''[[ridge]]''', '''[[mountain]]''', or '''[[peak]]''' not covered with '''[[ice]]''' or '''[[snow]]''' within (or at the edge of) an '''[[ice field]]''' or '''[[glacier]]'''.
Image:Physical weathering.jpg|'''[[Physical weathering]]''' is the disintegration of earth material without undergoing a chemical change. Physical weathering results in increased surface area for chemical reactions to occur on. Image:Physical weathering.jpg|'''[[Physical weathering]]''' is the disintegration of earth material without undergoing a chemical change. Physical weathering results in increased surface area for chemical reactions to occur on.
-Image:Wind scoop.jpg|'''[[Wind scoop]]''' Hollow around '''[[rock]]''' outcrop caused by wind erosion or enhanced '''[[ablation]]'''.+Image:Wind scoop.jpg|'''[[Wind scoop]]''' Hollow around '''[[rock]]''' outcrop caused by wind '''[[erosion]]''' or enhanced '''[[ablation]]'''.
Image:Tree line banff national park.jpg|'''[[Tree line]]''' or '''[[timberline]]''' is the edge of the habitat at which trees are capable of growing. Beyond the tree line, they are unable to grow because of inappropriate environmental conditions (usually '''[[cold]]''' '''[[temperatures]]''', insufficient '''[[air pressure]]''', or lack of '''[[moisture]]'''). Image:Tree line banff national park.jpg|'''[[Tree line]]''' or '''[[timberline]]''' is the edge of the habitat at which trees are capable of growing. Beyond the tree line, they are unable to grow because of inappropriate environmental conditions (usually '''[[cold]]''' '''[[temperatures]]''', insufficient '''[[air pressure]]''', or lack of '''[[moisture]]''').
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Landform or physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element of topography.

Landform elements also include seascape and oceanic waterbody interface features such as bays, peninsulas, seas and so forth, including sub-aqueous terrain features such as submersed mountain ranges, volcanoes, and the great ocean basins.


Reference

  • Wikipedia Landform [3]

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Reference

  1. Wikipedia Valley [4]
  2. Virtual Geography Department Project Hanging Valley [5]

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