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Image:Snow line.jpg|The lowest '''[[elevation]]''' area of a perennial snow field on high terrain, such as a '''[[mountain]]''' range. The climatic snow line is the point above which '''[[snow]]''' and '''[[ice]]''' cover the ground throughout the year. The actual snow line may seasonally be significantly lower. Image:Snow line.jpg|The lowest '''[[elevation]]''' area of a perennial snow field on high terrain, such as a '''[[mountain]]''' range. The climatic snow line is the point above which '''[[snow]]''' and '''[[ice]]''' cover the ground throughout the year. The actual snow line may seasonally be significantly lower.
Image:Fryatt Valley Canada.jpg|In geology, a '''[[valley]]''' or dale is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. A very deep '''[[river]]''' valley may be called a '''[[canyon]]''' or '''[[gorge]]'''. Image:Fryatt Valley Canada.jpg|In geology, a '''[[valley]]''' or dale is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. A very deep '''[[river]]''' valley may be called a '''[[canyon]]''' or '''[[gorge]]'''.
 +Image:Fall stream.jpg|'''[[Stream]]''' is a body of '''[[water]]''' with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, kill, lick, rill, river syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, or run.
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]]''').
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]]'''.

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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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