Topography of oceanic planes

Article No.27 

Different terms related to topography of oceanic planes

By Engr. Khawaja Ali


Bank
A raised area of land along the side of a river

Basin
A large area of land whose surface water all flows into a particular river or lake

Bay
An area of the coast where the land curves inwards

Topography of oceanic planes

Beach
An area of sand or small stones beside the sea or a lake

Bight
A long curved part of the coast or a large river

bight

Bund
A raised area of land around a rice field or a reservoir that is designed to keep water in

Cape
A large area of land that continues further out into the sea than the land it is part of.

cape-cod-nasa-101123-02

Catchment area
The area of land around a river or lake that it gets its water from

Coast
An area of land beside a sea

Coastline
The land along a coast, especially when seen from the sea or the air

Delta
An area where a river divides into several smaller rivers that flow into the sea

delta-of-the-irrawaday-river--95x_irrawaday_delta

Dockside
The area next to a dock

dockside

Dune
A hill of sand on a beach or in a desert

Flats
A low flat area of land, usually wet land near a large area of water

Flood plain
A flat area of land near a river that often floods when the water level rises

Floodplain.features.text.book

Foreshore
A narrow area of land beside a sea, a lake, or a wide river, between the water and where trees or houses begin

foreshore2

Ghat
In India, the steps leading down to a river or lake where people wash themselves

Lalita_ghat_Varanasi

Headland
A narrow piece of land that sticks out into the sea

Saltwater headland, Saltwater NP
Saltwater headland, Saltwater NP

Heritage coast
A part of a coast that is considered to be of special value, either because it is very beautiful or for environmental reasons, and that cannot therefore be built on

heritage coast

Isthmus
A narrow piece of land that joins two larger areas and has water on both sides

Isthmus

Lakeside
The land that surrounds a lake

Wootton_Lakeside_Park_Hotel_from_Wootton_Bridge_22

Mudflats
Areas of wet land that are covered by the sea at high tide (=when it is at its highest level)

Stewart_Island_Oban_Mudflats

Peninsula
A long piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is joined at one end to a larger area of land

220px-Peninsula_croatia

Point
A piece of land that stretches out into an area of water

point

Promenade
A place to walk, usually next to a beach

HK_Tsing_Yi_Promenade

Promontory
A narrow piece of land that sticks out into the sea

Promontory

Quayside
The area around a quay or at the edge of it

quayside

Sand Bank
An area of sand that is formed in or at the edge of a river or sea

sandbanks

Sand dune
A hill of sand that is formed by the wind in a desert or near a beach

150942-004-8ADC0D21

Shore
The land that is on the edge of a lake, river, or sea

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Shoreline
The edge of a sea, lake, or large river
Spit
A long narrow area of land that stretches out into the sea or a lake

spit

Strand
A beach or area at the edge of a sea, lake, or river

wei-e-strand-abbildung-hd1600x90055879

Water meadow
A field next to a river that fills with water when the river floods

Water meadow
Engr. Khawaja Ali
Masters Student
Structural Engineering Laboratory
Yokohama National University, Japan


Want to write articles or share your thoughts/experience or any other interesting thing ? If yes then just write it and send us the word form along with all the images at civilengineerspk@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*