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.
* geomorphology of the bank abrasion profile: it concerns the slope steepness and length of (the future abrasion platform) under water, width of slope (abrasion platform, foreshore beach above water surface during the first years of flooding).
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.