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Wave-Built Terrace (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 179

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Terrace
Geoform Type Wave-Built Terrace

Definition A subaqueous, relict, depositional landform originally constructed by river or longshore, sediment deposits along the outer edge of a wave-cut platform, and then later submerged by rising sea level or subsiding land surface (modified from Jackson 1997).