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BatholithCindersLapilliStockZibarYardang TroughYardangWoody PeatWind-Tidal FlatWindowWind GapWeldingWashover-Fan FlatWashStone LineSoundSlot CanyonSlopeReefSlickrockRecessional MoraineQuaternaryPumicePlutonicSag PondPliocenePleistocenePiedmont SlopePatterned GroundPaleoceneOxbowOutcropOligoceneOceanOccam’s RazorNotchMountain ValleyMoraineMonoclineMioceneMicrolowMicrohighMarlMarine TerraceMarine LakeLouderbackLithologicLava TrenchLava DomeLateral SpreadKnobFold-Thrust HillsHoloceneFluveFan PiedmontDrainagewayDrainage PatternDomeDiatomaceous EarthDiapirCyclothemJokulhlaupHuman-Transported MaterialRipple MarkRimRillRift ValleyRidgeRiseRiseRiserRiver ValleyRoad BedRoad CutRoche MoutonnéeRock AnhydriteRockfallRockfall AvalancheRock GlacierRock GypsumRock HaliteRock PedimentRock SpreadRock ToppleRock VarnishRotational Earth SlideRotational Earth SlideRotational Rock SlideRotational SlideRubbleSabkhaSaddleSagSalt MarshSalt PondSand FlowSandhillsSand PitSand RampSand SheetSandstoneSanitary landfillSaproliteScablandScalped AreaScarpScarp SlopeScoriaScourScour and FillScour ChannelScreeScree SlopeSeaSea CliffSedimentSedimentary PeatSedimentary RockSeepSeif DuneSemi-Open DepressionSewage LagoonShaleShield VolcanoWelded TuffWeatheringWave-Worked Till PlainWave-Cut PlatformWave-Built TerraceWaterwayWater-Lain MoraineWaterWashover-Fan SlopeWashover FanV-Shaped ValleyVolcanoVolcaniclasticVolcanic Pressure RidgeVolcanic NeckVolcanic FieldVolcanic DomeVolcanic CraterVolcanic ConeVolcanic BrecciaVolcanic BombVolcanic BlockVolcanicVitricVernal PoolVentifactRice PaddyVarveRibbed FenRib and Groove TopographyValley-Side AlluviumValley-Border SurfacesValley TrainValley FloorRibRhythmiteValley FlatValley FillValleyU-Shaped ValleyUpthrustUpliftResiduumUplandReliefUnderfit StreamRelictUnconformityRegolithTurf HummockRectangular Drainage PatternReclaimed LandTunnel-Valley LakeTunnel ValleyRaised BogTumulusRaised BeachTuffRailroad BedTruncated SoilRadial Drainage PatternTripoliQuarryPyroclastic SurgeTrellis Drainage PatternPyroclastic FlowPyroclasticTree-Tip PitPuffTree-Tip MoundProximalTree-TipProglacial Lake [Relict]TreadProglacial LakeTransverse DunePothole LakeTranslational SlidePotholeTranslational Rock SlidePorcellaniteTranslational Earth SlidePoolTranslational Debris SlidePondPolygonPolderToreva BlockPoint Bar [Coastal]Point BarTorIntrusiveIntramorainalIntertidalIntermontane BasinIntermittent StreamIntermediate PositionInterfurrowInterfluveInterfluveInterdune ValleyInterduneInterdrumlinInterbeddedIntegrated DrainageInset FanInselbergInletIgneous RockIce Wedge PolygonIce Wedge CastIce WedgeIce SegregationIce-RaftingIce-Pushed RidgeIce-Marginal StreamIce-Margin ComplexIce-Contact SlopeIce Pressure RidgeHummockHot SpringHorstHornHoodooHomoclineHomoclinal RidgeHomoclinalHogbackHillslope TerraceHillslope-Profile PositionHillslopeHillsHillockHillHighmoor BogHigh HillHigh-Center PolygonHerbaceous PeatHeadwallHead SlopeHead-Of-OutwashHeadlandHeadHanging ValleyHalf GrabenGypsiteGut [Valley]Gut [Channel]GullyGulfGrusGround SoilGround MoraineGrooveGravel PitGranitoidGrabenGorgeGlauconite PelletsGlaciomarine DepositGlaciolacustrine DepositGlaciokarstGlaciofluvial DepositGlacier Outburst FloodGlacierGlaciationGlacial-Marine SedimentationGlacial LakeGlacial GrooveGlacial Drainage ChannelGlacialGilgaiGiant RippleGeyser ConeGeyser BasinGeyserGeomorphologyGeomorphic SurfaceGeomorphic Component - Terraces, Stepped LandformsGeomorphic Component - MountainsGeomorphic Component - HillsGeomorphic Component - Flat PlainsGeomorphic ComponentGapFurrowFrost ShatteringFrost BoilFringe-Tidal MarshFreshwater MarlFree FaceFree FaceFosseFormationForeduneFootslopeFoothillsHeadwallFoldFly AshFluviomarine TerraceFluviomarine DepositFluviomarine BottomFluviokarstFluvialFluteFlow TillFlowFloorFloodwayFlood-Tidal Delta SlopeFlood-Tidal Delta FlatFlood-Tidal DeltaFlood-Plain StepFlood-Plain SplayFlood-Plain PlayaFlood-Plain LandformsFlood PlainFlatwoodsFjordFissure VentFinger RidgeFilled MarshlandFillFenFelsic RockFault-Block MountainsFault ZoneFault LineFault BlockFaultFanhead TrenchFanglomerateFan SkirtFan RemnantFan CollarFan ApronFalling DuneFallFaciesFaceted SpurExtrusiveExtramorainalExhumedExfoliationEvergladesEstuaryEstuarine Subaqueous SoilsEstuarine DepositEskerEscarpmentErraticErosion SurfaceErosion RemnantErosion PavementErosionalErosionEroded Fan-Remnant SideslopeEroded Fan RemnantEpiclasticEphemeral StreamEolian SandsEolian DepositEolianEoceneEnd MoraineElliptical GilgaiElevationEarthflowEarth ToppleEarth SpreadEarth PillarEarth HummockDune TracesDune SlackDune LakeDune FieldDuneDumpDrumlinoid RidgeDrumlin FieldDrumlinDropstoneDriftDredge Spoil BankDredge SpoilsDredge-Deposit ShoalDredged ChannelDrawDrainhead ComplexLamellaDrainage BasinDouble-Bedding MoundDolomiteDolomiteDivideDitchDistributaryDistalDissected PlateauDissected BreaklandsDisintegration MoraineDiscontinuous PermafrostDiscontinuityDip SlopeDipDipDikeDiatremeDiatomiteDiatomaceous EarthDiamictonDiamictiteDetritusDestructionalDesert PavementDeranged Drainage PatternDepressionDepositionDepositDendritic Drainage PatternDelta PlainDeltaDegradationDeflation FlatDeflation BasinDeflationDebris ToppleDebris SpreadDebris SlideDebris FlowDebris FallDebris AvalancheDebrisCutoffCut and FillCutCuesta ValleyCuestaCryptogamic CrustCryoturbationCryoturbateCryoplanationCross-StratificationCross-LaminationCross-BeddingCrevasse FillingCrevasseCrestCreepCratonCrag and TailCove [Water]CoveCountry RockCouleeCorrosionCordaCoral LimestoneCoral IslandCoprogenic MaterialCoprogenous EarthContinental GlacierContinuous PermafrostConstructionalConservation TerraceConglomerateConformityCone KarstComplex LandslideCompetenceColluviumColluvial ApronColluvialCollapsed Outwash PlainCollapsed Lake PlainCollapsed Ice-Walled LakebedCollapsed Ice-Floored LakebedCollapse SinkholeColCockpit KarstCockpitCoastal MarlCoastal PlainClosed DepressionClimbing DuneCliffClaypanClasticClastCirque PlatformCirque HeadwallCirque FloorCirqueCircular GilgaiCircleCinder ConeChimneyChertChenier PlainChenierChannelCentripetal Drainage PatternCatenaCarolina BayCaptured StreamCaprockCanyonlandsCanyon WallCanyon BenchCanyonCalicheCalderaButteBuried SoilBuriedBurial MoundBroad Interstream DivideBrecciaBreaklandsBreaksBreakBreached AnticlineBowlBolsonBlue RockBlock FieldBermBedBeach TerraceBeach SandsBasin-Floor RemnantBasinBase SlopeBarrier Beach [Relict]BarBarBallonBallenaBajadaAshArroyoAnticlineAccretionMarine DepositMangrove SwampMainland CoveMain ScarpMafic RockMaarBraided StreamBox CanyonBorrow PitBogBlowoutBlock StreamBlock Lava FlowBlock LavaBlock GlideLowmoor BogBlind ValleyBioswaleLow HillBeveled CutBeveled BaseLow-Center PolygonBedrockBedding PlaneLongshore Bar [Relict]BeddedBeaded Stream PatternLongshore BarBeach RidgeLongitudinal DuneBeach PlainBeachLog LandingBayouBay BottomBay [Geom.]Loess HillBay [Coast]Loess BluffLoessLodgment TillLocal ReliefBauxiteBasin FloorBase LevelBarrier IslandBarrier FlatBarrier CoveBarrier BeachBarchan DuneBar and Channel TopographyAa Lava FlowPocosinTopplePluvial Lake [Relict]TorPluvial LakePlutonTopographyPlug DomePlowpanTomboloToeslopePlayetteToePlaya StepTilted Fault BlockTill PlainPlaya SlopeTill-Floored Lake PlainPlaya RimTillTidal MarshTidal Inlet [Relict]Playa LakeTidal InletPlaya FloorPlaya DuneTidal FlatPlayaThermokarst LakeThermokarst Drainage PatternPlateauThermokarst DepressionPlainThermokarstThaw-Stable PermafrostPitted Outwash TerraceThaw-Sensitive PermafrostPitted Outwash PlainThalwegPitted OutwashTertiaryTerrainPinnate Drainage PatternTerrace RemnantPinnacleTerracePingoTerminal MorainePimple MoundPillow Lava FlowTephraPillow LavaTarnPiedmontTalus SlopePhysiographic SectionTalus ConePhysiographic ProvinceTalusPhysiographic DivisionTALFPermafrostTablelandPeriglacialPerennial StreamSwell and Swale TopographyPeninsulaSwash ZonePedoturbationPedisedimentSwampPedimentSwallow HoleSurface MineSupraglacialPeat PlateauSummitPeatSubtidal WetlandsPeakSubtidalPavement KarstSubmerged-Upland Tidal MarshSubmerged-Upland SoilSubmerged Wave-Cut PlatformPatinaSubmerged Wave-Built TerraceParna DuneSubmerged Point Bar [Coast]ParnaParent MaterialSubmerged Mainland BeachParallel Drainage PatternParabolic DuneSubmerged Back-Barrier BeachPalsaPaleoterraceSubglacial TillPaleosolValley-Floor RemnantTower KarstPahoehoe Lava FlowSubglacialPahoehoe LavaPahaSubaqueous SoilOxbow LakeSubaqueous LandscapesOverthrustSubaqueousOverprintingSubaerialStructural BenchOverflow Stream ChannelOverburdenStoss and LeeOverbank DepositOutwash TerraceOutwash PlainOutwash FanOutwash DeltaStossOutwashStripeString BogOrganic MaterialsStrike ValleyOpenpit MineStrikeOpen DepressionStream TerraceNunatakStream OrderNuée ArdenteStreamNovaculiteStratovolcanoNose SlopeStratigraphyNonsorted CircleStratifiedStrath TerraceNivation HollowStrand PlainNivationStrandlineNearshore Zone [Relict]StraitNearshore ZoneStorm SurgeNatural LeveeMuskegMudstoneMudflowSteptoeMud PotState Physiographic AreaMucky PeatStar DuneStagnant IceMuckStack [Geom.]MountaintopStack [Coast]Mountain SystemMountain SlopeSpurMountainsSporadic PermafrostMountain RangeSpoil PileMountainflankSpoil BankSpitSpiracleSpecific GravitySpatter ConeSorted PolygonSorted CircleSolution SinkholeSolution PlatformSolution PipeMountainbaseSolifluction TerraceSolifluction SheetMountainSolifluction LobeSolifluction DepositMoundSolifluctionMoss PeatMonadnockMogoteSnowfieldMinor ScarpSlump BlockMine Spoil or Earthy FillMetal-Ore Extraction Mine SpoilCoal Extraction Mine SpoilMima MoundMiddenSlope AlluviumMicroslopeSlip FaceSlideSlickensides [Geogenic]MicrofeatureSlickensides [Pedogenic]Microbiotic CrustMeteorite CraterSlackwaterMetasedimentSkid TrailMetamorphic RockMesaMelt-Out TillMedial MoraineSiltstoneMeandering ChannelSiltiteMeander BeltSillSide SlopeMeanderShrub-Coppice DuneMawaeShoulderShorelineShore ComplexShoreShoal [Relict]Mass MovementMarshLithificationLinear GilgaiLimoniteShoalLimestoneLeveled LandLeveeLeeLedgeLava TubeLava PlateauLava PlainLava Flow UnitLava FlowLava FieldLavaLateral MoraineLand-Surface FormLandslideLandscapeLandformLaminaLakeshoreLakebed [Relict]LakebedLake TerraceLake PlainLakeLahar DepositLaharLagoonal DepositLagoon ChannelLagoon BottomLagoon [Relict]LagoonLacustrine DepositKnollKnickpointKipukaKettleKegel KarstKarst TowerKarst LakeKarstic Marine TerraceKarsticKarst Drainage PatternKarst ConeKarstKarrenKame TerraceKame MoraineKameJointIslandBadlandsBackwearingBackswamp DepositBackswampBackslopeBackshoreBack-Barrier FlatBack-Barrier BeachAxial StreamAvulsionAvalanche ChuteAvalancheAtollAspectAsh FieldArtificial LeveeArtificial Drainage PatternArtificial Collapsed DepressionArtifactAreteAquitardAquiferAquicludeAnthroscapeAnthropogenic FeatureAnnular Drainage PatternAngle of ReposeAndesitic Lahar DepositAlluviumAlluvial Plain RemnantAlluvial PlainAlluvial FanAlluvial ConeAlluvialAlasAggradationActive LayerAA LavaTankSloughSlope WashSemi-Bolson