Landscapes Cliffs in Sedimentary Rocks
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Copyright: Geological Survey Ireland
Image Size: 1280 x 1024    Uploaded on: 29/01/2009
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Cliffs in sedimentary rocks with notches and a wave cut platform. A wave-cut platform, or shore platform is the narrow flat area often seen at the base of a sea cliff or along a large lake shore caused by the action of the waves. It forms after destructive waves hit against the cliff face, causing undercutting between the high and low water marks, mainly as a result of corrasion and hydraulic power, creating a wave-cut notch.

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