shore platform


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shore platform

[′shȯr ‚plat‚fȯrm]
(geology)
The horizontal or gently sloping surface produced along a shore by wave erosion. Also known as scar.
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2006) Methods for measuring shore platform micro erosion: A comparison of the micro-erosion meter and laser scanner.
Rocky coast landforms, usually characterized by steep sea cliffs, are categorized into two: shore platforms and plunging cliffs (Fig.
Shore platforms of this type will be hereafter referred to as 'shore platforms' or simply as 'platforms', unless otherwise stated.
The debris supplied from mass movement usually forms talus at the cliff base, the landward margin of shore platforms.
Shore platforms well develop along the Seven Sisters coast, but the size of beaches at the cliff base changes temporally and spatially.
On the chalk coast of southeast England, shore platforms are of concave upward profiles with some having steeply inclined ramps at the cliff base, and the cliff-platform junction is located at about the high tide level, generally several meters above the mean platform level.
Lowering of shore platforms located offshore of rapidly receding till cliffs has been extensively studied along the Canadian shore of the lower Great Lakes, (60,97-99,110) where till bottoms are covered with a sparse veneer of sand.
1995) The measurement of pebble impacts and wave action on shore platforms and beaches: the swash force transducer (swashometer).
1987) Sub-aerial weathering of chalk shore platforms during harsh winters in southeast England.
2002) A study on the elevation of shore platforms initiated by broken waves: analysis of wave-basin experiment data.
2014) The rock coast of the British Isles: shore platforms.
2000) Limpet erosion of chalk shore platforms in southeast England.

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