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What landforms start with the letter "E"?

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Some types of landforms that begin with the letter "E" are an escarpment, an estuary and an esker. Part of the topography of an area, a landform is a physical feature of the terrain and includes ocean features as well.

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An escarpment is a transition between landforms that contains a cliff made of land or rock that usually results from a fault or fracture of the earth. One example of an escarpment is located in Texas and separates the coast from the inland part of the state.

An estuary is a body of water, partly enclosed, where salt water and fresh water mix. The Chesapeake Bay is an example of an estuary.

An esker is a narrow ridge that often goes on for miles and is composed of stratified gravel and sand. Such landforms are found in New England, Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland.

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