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Image:Plateau.jpg|'''[[Plateau]]''' also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain. A highly '''[[eroded]]''' plateau is called a dissected plateau. Image:Plateau.jpg|'''[[Plateau]]''' also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain. A highly '''[[eroded]]''' plateau is called a dissected plateau.
Image:Permafrost-extent-in-the-northern-hemisphere.jpg|'''[[Permafrost]]''' or permafrost soil is '''[[soil]]''' at or below the '''[[freezing point]]''' of '''[[water]]''' ('''0 °C or 32 °F''') for two or more '''[[years]]'''. Image:Permafrost-extent-in-the-northern-hemisphere.jpg|'''[[Permafrost]]''' or permafrost soil is '''[[soil]]''' at or below the '''[[freezing point]]''' of '''[[water]]''' ('''0 °C or 32 °F''') for two or more '''[[years]]'''.
 +Image:Ravines on side of mountain.jpg|'''[[Ravine]]''' is a very small '''[[valley]]'''—almost like a '''[[canyon]]''' but narrower—which is often the product of streamcutting '''[[erosion]]'''. Ravines are typically classified as larger in scale than '''[[gullies]]''', although smaller than '''[[valleys]]'''.
Image:Bow river and castle mountain alberta canada 1.jpg|A '''[[river]]''' is a natural '''[[watercourse]]''', usually '''[[freshwater]]''', flowing toward an ocean, a '''[[lake]]''', a sea, or another river. Bow River and Castle Mountain Alberta Canada Image:Bow river and castle mountain alberta canada 1.jpg|A '''[[river]]''' is a natural '''[[watercourse]]''', usually '''[[freshwater]]''', flowing toward an ocean, a '''[[lake]]''', a sea, or another river. Bow River and Castle Mountain Alberta Canada
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.

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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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