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landform

[′lan‚fȯrm]
(geography)
All the physical, recognizable, naturally formed features of land, having a characteristic shape; includes major forms such as a plain, mountain, or plateau, and minor forms such as a hill, valley, or alluvial fan.
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Next, we talk about the climates typically associated with each landform.
landforms, land uses, soil types) is essential for assessing soil quality and productivity (Nortcliff 2002; Sanchez et al.
The high-resolution images, which show a variety of interesting landforms, were taken with NASA's HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging science Experiment) which is onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) mission.
and Futey, an author and photographer, provide, for general readers, the stories behind the evolution of geologic landforms in southern Utah.
The illustration at right shows an imaginary place where many of the world's landforms and waterways can be found.
Above the new timber landforms, slender steel tree-like columns support the glass roof, through which the light of the heavens pours in.
Beginning with a discussion of general characteristics of the area, chapters cover topics such as glacial history, landforms and soils, climate and hydrology, biogeography, cultural geography, land use issues, and contemporary effects of climate change.
Landform grading is an environmentally compatible way to construct slopes and other landforms.
Gusev crater, a 160-km-wide, 1,600-meter-deep hole in the ground, had appeared to be a particularly promising place for finding landforms sculpted by flowing water.
Although apparently symmetrical at first glance, the two wings of the canopy are subtly shaped to mirror the valley in which the road is situated, with convex landforms to the west and concave to the east.
Readers will learn which landforms change quickly in response to uplift, which parts of the landscape are slowest to adjust to tectonic perturbations, and which landform characteristics are most useful for describing tectonically active and inactive terrains.
Introducing geomorphology; a guide to landforms and processes.