Discovering World Geography: South America – Lesson 1; Physical Geography of Brazil
A small river that flows into a larger river.
An area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries.
A dense stand of tress and other vegetation that receives a great deal of precipitation each year.
The umbrella-like covering formed by the tops of trees in a rain forest.
A flat area that rises above the surrounding land.
A steep cliff at the edge of a plateau with a lowland area below.
The treeless grassland of Argentina and Uruguay.
The area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn that has generally warm temperatures because it receives the direct rays of the sun for much of the year. Highlighted in pink in this image.
A region with a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold. The area between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle and the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle are temperate zones. Highlighted in pink in this image.