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Marine Terrace (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 180

Geoform Origin Geologic
Geoform Terrace
Geoform Type Marine Terrace

Definition (a) A narrow, coastal strip, formed of deposited material, that slopes gently seaward. (b) An elevated marine-cut bench or a wave-cut platform that has been exposed by uplift along a seacoast (or by lowering of sea level). Marine Terrace may also refer to a wave-cut platform that merges into a wave-built terrace (Bates and Jackson 1984).