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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: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:Mer de glace panorama.jpg|'''[[Trim line]]''', also written as trimline, is a clear line on the side of a '''[[valley]]''' formed by a '''[[glacier]]'''. The line marks the most recent highest extent of the '''[[glacier]]'''. The line may be visible due to changes in color to the '''[[rock]]''' or to changes in vegetation on either side of the line.
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:Morteratsch- und persgletscher.jpg|'''[[Valley Glacier]]''': an '''[[alpine glacier]]''' flowing in a '''[[valley]]'''. In mountainous regions, glacial flow is restricted by the '''[[valley]]''' walls. These '''[[glaciers]]''' start in '''[[cirques]]''' and extend down-valley from the '''[[cirque]]'''. Image:Morteratsch- und persgletscher.jpg|'''[[Valley Glacier]]''': an '''[[alpine glacier]]''' flowing in a '''[[valley]]'''. In mountainous regions, glacial flow is restricted by the '''[[valley]]''' walls. These '''[[glaciers]]''' start in '''[[cirques]]''' and extend down-valley from the '''[[cirque]]'''.

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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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