Physical Geography Glossary

2.2 Assignment

Basin

Area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevation.


  • The basin can be found by a river any where around the world.



Channel

Wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other; deep part of a river or other waterway.


  • The channel can be found possibly in Hawaii or any of the places around Hawaii.


  • Glaciers can be found in Antartica and Greenland.


  • Gulf is found by Mexico, were the Gulf of Mexico comes in.


  • Islands can be found around Hawaii.

Peninsula

Body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water.


  • Peninsulas can be found in Florida, Mexico, and Italy.


Plain

Area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses.


  • Plains can be found in the West part of Texas.


  • Plateaus can be found in Colorado and East Asia.



  • Seas can be found by Brazil. Its called the Caribbean Sea.


  • Valleys can be found in about every continent on earth that has land between mountains or hills.