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Image:Columbia Icefield-Saskatchewan Glacier.jpg|'''[[Ice field]]''' is an area less than '''50,000 km²''' (19,305 mile²) of ice often found in the colder '''[[climates]]''' and higher '''[[altitudes]]''' of the world where there is sufficient '''[[precipitation]]'''. It is an extensive area of interconnected '''[[valley]]''' '''[[glaciers]]''' from which the higher peaks rise as '''[[nunataks]]'''. Image:Columbia Icefield-Saskatchewan Glacier.jpg|'''[[Ice field]]''' is an area less than '''50,000 km²''' (19,305 mile²) of ice often found in the colder '''[[climates]]''' and higher '''[[altitudes]]''' of the world where there is sufficient '''[[precipitation]]'''. It is an extensive area of interconnected '''[[valley]]''' '''[[glaciers]]''' from which the higher peaks rise as '''[[nunataks]]'''.
Image:Lake Louise Canada.jpg|'''[[Lake]]''' (from Latin lacus) is a terrain feature (or physical feature), a body of '''[[liquid]]''' on the surface of a world that is localized to the bottom of basin (another type of '''[[landform]]''' or terrain feature; that is, it is not global). Image:Lake Louise Canada.jpg|'''[[Lake]]''' (from Latin lacus) is a terrain feature (or physical feature), a body of '''[[liquid]]''' on the surface of a world that is localized to the bottom of basin (another type of '''[[landform]]''' or terrain feature; that is, it is not global).
-Image:Mtn slide air.jpg|thumb|350px|'''[[Landslide]]''' or '''[[landslip]]''' is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as '''[[rock]]''' falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments.+Image:Mtn slide air.jpg|'''[[Landslide]]''' or '''[[landslip]]''' is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as '''[[rock]]''' falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments.
Image:Monadnock Yamniska CAN.jpg|'''[[Monadnock]]''' or '''[[inselberg]]''' is an isolated '''[[rock]]''' '''[[hill]]''', knob, '''[[ridge]]''', or small '''[[mountain]]''' that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. Image:Monadnock Yamniska CAN.jpg|'''[[Monadnock]]''' or '''[[inselberg]]''' is an isolated '''[[rock]]''' '''[[hill]]''', knob, '''[[ridge]]''', or small '''[[mountain]]''' that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain.
Image:Mountain slope.jpg|'''[[Mountain]]''' is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A '''[[mountain]]''' is generally steeper than a '''[[hill]]''' Image:Mountain slope.jpg|'''[[Mountain]]''' is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A '''[[mountain]]''' is generally steeper than a '''[[hill]]'''

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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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