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Standing bodies of water can form in depressions on the surface by both endogenic and exogenic forces, as well as by human activity.
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This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.
Water on Earth is in a continuous state of change. The water cycle includes processes such as evaporation, precipitation, melting and freezing.
The animation presents the largest mountains, plains, rivers, lakes and deserts of the Earth.
Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping deserts.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
The huge dam built on the Colorado river in the US was named after a former American President.
Karst formations include dolines and dripstones.
Cosmopolitan monocots inhabiting watersides.
Rivers play an important role in shaping the Earth's surface: they cause erosion as well as carrying and depositing sediment.
The main sources of water pollution are industry, agriculture and urban areas.
Vertical forces can break up layers of rock into fault blocks, which then move vertically along the fracture planes.
A glacier is a large body of ice that forms from snow, and is in constant, slow motion.
Tectonic plates can move in relation to each other.