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Image:Mountain-permafrost-patterns-and-temperature-gradients.jpg|'''[[Alpine permafrost]]''' (most '''[[permafrost]]''' is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles)) may exist at high '''[[altitudes]]''' in much lower '''[[latitudes]]'''. Image:Mountain-permafrost-patterns-and-temperature-gradients.jpg|'''[[Alpine permafrost]]''' (most '''[[permafrost]]''' is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles)) may exist at high '''[[altitudes]]''' in much lower '''[[latitudes]]'''.
Image:Arete cirque horn.JPG|'''[[Arete]]''' a steep-sided, sharp-edged bedrock '''[[ridge]]''' formed by two '''[[glaciers]]''' eroding away on opposite sides of the '''[[ridge]]'''. Image:Arete cirque horn.JPG|'''[[Arete]]''' a steep-sided, sharp-edged bedrock '''[[ridge]]''' formed by two '''[[glaciers]]''' eroding away on opposite sides of the '''[[ridge]]'''.
 +Image:Bergschrund.jpg|'''[[Bergschrund]]''' is a deep and often wide gap or '''[[crevasse]]''', or series of closely spaced crevasses, in '''[[ice]]''' or '''[[firn]]''' at or near the head of a '''[[valley glacier]]'''. A bergschrund separates the moving ice and snow from the relatively immobile ice and '''[[snow]]''' adhering to the '''[[headwall]]''' of a valley (or '''[[cirque]]''').
Image:Kjeragbolten-boulder.jpg|Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ '''[[boulder]]''' wedged in a mountain crevasse by the edge of the Kjerag mountain[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjerag] Image:Kjeragbolten-boulder.jpg|Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ '''[[boulder]]''' wedged in a mountain crevasse by the edge of the Kjerag mountain[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjerag]
Image:Fajada in snow.jpg|Chaco and Fajada '''[[Butte]]''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajada_Butte] is located in northwestern New Mexico. Image:Fajada in snow.jpg|Chaco and Fajada '''[[Butte]]''' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajada_Butte] is located in northwestern New Mexico.

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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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