The images in this gallery were collected from two satellites orbiting the Earth: the IKONOS and GeoEye-1 satellites operated and maintained by GeoEye.
Satellite imagery captures a dazzling array of freshwater features in and around rivers and lakes. How many can you identify? Where else would you expect to find them?
- flood plain
- oxbow lake
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry bank Noun
a slope of land adjoining a body of water, or a large elevated area of the sea floor.
deepest part of a shallow body of water, often a passageway for ships.
steep wall of rock, earth, or ice.
Encyclopedic Entry: cliff flood plain Noun
flat area alongside a stream or river that is subject to flooding.
Encyclopedic Entry: flood plain inlet Noun
small indentation in a shoreline.
body of land surrounded by water.
Encyclopedic Entry: island lake Noun
body of water surrounded by land.
Encyclopedic Entry: lake oxbow lake Noun
lake formed from an abandoned bend in a river.
Encyclopedic Entry: oxbow lake waterfall Noun
flow of water descending steeply over a cliff. Also called a cascade.
Encyclopedic Entry: waterfall