Did you know? Our world is a big mind-boggling place and it has so many mind-blowing geographical features that nobody knows about. There are so many geography terms beginning with alphabets A-Z and among them did you know what are some geographical terms starting with S? Play our geography terms quiz to discover them.
Geography Terms Beginning with S
The saddle is the region surrounding the elevational low point or the ridge connecting the two summits.
- Salt Pan
A salt pan is considered as a large, flat surface of land naturally covered with salt or other minerals. Salt pans are commonly found in deserts, where they form dissolved mineral solids as a large body of water evaporates.
_________ Is a Distinct Layer of Soil Encountered in a Vertical Section.
- A. Soil Horizon
- B. Snowline
- C. Smong
- D. None of the Above
A scarp is a steep cliff or steep slope, formed because of faulting or by the erosion of inclined rocks.
- Sea Mount
A mountain or volcano rising from the ocean floor whose summit does not reach the water’s surface.
Seismograph is a scientific instrument that detects and records vibrations (seismic waves) produced by earthquakes.
Serac is a large block of glacial ice formed by the intersection of numerous crevasses where the glacier fragments as it reaches a steep slope. They are usually found in icefalls, especially in mountainous terrain.
A broad area of old rocks above sea level that is usually characterized by thin, poor soils and low population densities.
Shoal is a naturally submerged ridge, bank, that is covered by sand or other material. It usually rises from the bed of a body of water that is just below or above the surface.
Slough is considered as a type of wetland that is usually a swamp or a shallow lake. In which water tends to be stagnant or flows very slowly on a seasonal basis.
- Soil Horizon
Soil Horizon is a distinct layer of soil encountered in the vertical section.
A lateral ridge or other landform that forms on the the side of a hill and a mountain. It is typically surrounded on at least three sides by steep hillsides.
Snowline is the lowest elevation at which snow remains for years and does not melt even during the summer.