Africa Land forms&Climate Research

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Goverment

The government in Africa is The Republic of South Africa is a constitutional democracy. Legislative authority is held by the Parliament of South Africa.

Mountions

Mountains are a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising up from the surrounding level or like an large steep hill.

Gulf

A deep area that is almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth.

Bay

A huge indent of the sea where the land curves inward.

Cannal

An waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships or to convey water for irrigation.

Canyon

A deep gorge typically one with a river flowing through it.



Strait

a narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water.

Lake:

a large body of water surrounded by land.

River

a large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream.

Isthmusa

a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

Lagoon

:a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.

Valley

a low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it.


Desert

low level of rainfall it receives each year. Very Dry.


Cape

a cape is a headland or promontory of large size extending into a body of water, usually the sea.

peninsula

a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water

tributary

a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

Hill

a naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain.

Geographical Delta

A geographical delta is generally a triangular shaped deposition area that more often appear at the river's mouth. Geographical delta is usually formed from silt, sand and small rocks that downstream in the river.

Glacier

A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.

Harbor

A place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, esp. one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures.


Oasis

A fertile spot in a desert where water is found.

Marine West Coast

Marine west coast climate is a type of climate found along the west coasts of mid-latitude continents. Winds carrying a lot of moisture constantly blow into these areas, making them to experience heavy precipitations throughout the year. They have nearly stable temperatures with very small annual temperature range.

steppe

a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia

highland

an area of high or mountainous land.

humid continental

is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot

humid subtropical

is a zone of subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild winters.

Tropical rainforest

tropical rainforest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth. An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly.

Subarctic.

climate characterized by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. It is found on large landmasses

Mediterranean

a climate distinguished by warm, wet winters under prevailing westerly winds and calm, hot, dry summers.

Desert(climate)

precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty scrub.