Physical geography of Europe vocabulary flash cards ?

Polder
Drained area used for farming and settlement
Dikes
Earthen or stone banks that are created to hold back water
Fjords
Long narrow steep sided inlets
Loess
Fine rich wind-borne soil
Foehns
Dry winds from the mountains
Avalanche
Destructive mass which slides down a mountainside
Mistral
Strong north wind from the alps
Siroccos
High dry winds from North Africa
Timberline
Elevation above which trees cannot grow
Permafrost
Soil that is permanently frozen below the surface
Glaciation
The process in which glaciers formed and spread
Categories: Physical Geography