wave-cut platform

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wave-cut platform

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(Physical Geography) a flat surface at the base of a cliff formed by erosion by waves
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Bank material loosened by the wave action namely in the case of clay sediments--is floated-up and removed in a form of suspension into deeper locations of a reservoir The abrasion platform is composed from both above-and below-water level parts and is considered as a basic characteristic of bank stability conditions because its slope and length advise actual stadium of the bank profile development.
However, the time of duration of water surface level on a certain altitude is important while it enables modelling of the wave impact on the abrasion profile including the abrasion platform below water.