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Wave-Cut Platform (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 139

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Platform
Geoform Type Wave-Cut Platform

Definition A gently sloping surface produced by wave erosion, which extends into the sea or lake from the base of the wave-cut cliff. When subaqueous, they are relict, erosional landforms that originally formed as a wave-cut bench and abrasion platform (from coastal wave erosion), which were later submerged by rising sea level or subsiding land surface (modified from Jackson 1997).