What are the 10 landforms?
A landform is a feature on the Earth's surface that is part of the terrain. Mountains, hills, plateaus, and plains are the four major types of landforms. Minor landforms include buttes, canyons, valleys, and basins. Tectonic plate movement under the Earth can create landforms by pushing up mountains and hills.
A landform is a natural physical feature of the Earth's surface largely defined by its form and location in the landscape. Examples of landforms include oceans, rivers, valleys, plateaus, mountains, plains, hills and glaciers.
- An island landform is land that is completely surrounded by water. It can be any type of land. The island can also be surrounded different types of water such as a sea, ocean, river and lake. One of the most famous island landforms are the Hawaii islands.
- A waterfall is a feature of erosion found in the youth stage of a river. Waterfalls are found in areas with bands of hard and soft rock (otherwise known as resistant and less resistant rocks). The hard rock takes longer to erode than the soft rock (differential erosion) so the river erodes the land at different rates.
- There are eight distinct landforms in Canada:
- Western Cordillera Region.
- Interior Plains.
- Canadian Shield.
- Hudson Bay Lowlands.
- Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands.
- Appalachian Region.
- Arctic Lowlands.
- Innuitian Mountains.
Gross physical features or landforms include intuitive elements such as berms, mounds, hills, ridges, cliffs, valleys, rivers, peninsulas, volcanoes, and numerous other structural and size-scaled (i.e. ponds vs. lakes, hills vs. mountains) elements including various kinds of inland and oceanic waterbodies and sub-
- Landforms are natural features of the landscape, natural physical features of the earth's surface, for example, valleys, plateaus, mountains, plains, hills, loess, or glaciers.
- What is a Peninsula Landform? A peninsula is a substantial portion of land that extends from the mainland and has water on three sides.
- The oceans of the world are actually a landform of water that do take up 71% of the earth's surface. It is made up of a total of 5 bodies of water. The world below the ocean contain a large variety of landforms as well. These include the following: mid-ocean ranges, guyots, abyss, trenches and even mountains!
Updated: 3rd October 2019