submerged wave-cut platform

submerged wave-cut platform
   A subaqueous, relict erosional landform that originally formed as a wave-cut bench and abrasion platform from coastal wave erosion and later submerged by rising sea level or subsiding land surface.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • wave-cut platform —    A gently sloping surface produced by wave erosion, extending into the sea or lake from the base of the wave cut cliff. This feature represents both the wave cut bench and the abrasion platform.    Compare: submerged wave cut platform.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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  • wave-built terrace —    A gently sloping coastal feature at the seaward or lakeward edge of a wave cut platform, constructed by sediment brought by rivers or drifted along the shore or across the platform and deposited in the deeper water beyond.    Compare:… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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