wave-cut terrace

wave-cut terrace
noun
: a shallow-water shelf inclining gently away from the base of an eroded sea cliff

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  • wave-cut terrace —    (not recommended)    use wave built terrace …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • wave-built terrace — noun : a terrace built up of loosened material at the edge of a wave cut terrace …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Wave-cut platform — Wave cut platform. In this case, alternating hard and soft layers have been folded up vertically and eroded by the tides, resulting in a regular ripple pattern at the surface. A wave cut platform, or shore platform is the narrow flat area often… …   Wikipedia

  • submerged wave-built terrace —    A subaqueous, relict depositional landform originally constructed by river or longshore sediment deposits along the outer edge of a wave cut platform and later submerged by rising sea level or subsiding land surface.    Compare: wave built… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • 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.    Compare: wave built terrace, wave cut… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • terrace, marine —       a rock terrace formed where a sea cliff, with a wave cut platform (q.v.) before it, is raised above sea level. * * * …   Universalium

  • karstic marine terrace —    A relict, wave cut terrace or solution platform formed across soluble bedrock (e.g., limestone), and subsequently subaerially weathered by solution resulting in prominent karst features (e.g., sinkholes, karst valleys, solution pipes, etc.); a …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • terrace —    [ geomorphology ]    A step like surface, bordering a valley floor or shoreline, that represents the former position of a flood plain, or lake or sea shore. The term is usually applied to both the relatively flat summit surface (tread), cut or …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Marine terrace — A marine terrace, coastal terrace[1], raised beach or perched coastline is a relatively flat, horizontal or gently inclined surface of marine origin[2], mostly an old abrasion platform which has been lifted out of the sphere of wave activity… …   Wikipedia

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