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Cono de Arita, a landform in Salta (Argentina)
A glacial erratic, Waterville Plateau, Washington.

A landform is a word that describes a form of land. Each type of landform is defined by its size, shape, location, and what it is made of.

List of landforms

Slope landforms

Coastal and oceanic landforms

Fluvial landforms

Landforms that are related to flowing water.

Mountain and glacial landforms

Volcanic landforms

Erosion landforms

Landforms made by erosion and weathering usually occur in coastal or fluvial areas, and many are listed under those headings. Some other erosion landforms that are not listed in those categories include:

  • Deposition landform -- landforms produced by deposition of load or sediment (usually coastal or fluvial).
  • Eolian landform - landforms produced by wind weathering.

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