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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]]'''
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:Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia.jpg|'''[[Mountain range]]''' is a chain of '''[[mountains]]''' bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by '''[[passes]]''' or '''[[valleys]]'''+Image:Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia.jpg|'''[[Mountain range]]''' is a chain of '''[[mountains]]''' bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by '''[[passes]]''' or '''[[valleys]]'''.
 +Image:Bas-d-arolla glacier sui.jpg|'''[[Ogives]]''' are broad banded surface patterns that generally curve down-'''[[glacier]]''' as a result of faster ice movement toward the center of a '''[[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: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.

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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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