plunging cliff

plunging cliff

[′plənj·iŋ ′klif]
(geology)
A sea cliff bordering directly on deep water, having a base that lies well below water level.
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Bejjani has found room for these too, along with half a mountainside and a whole village, perched precipitously on the side of a plunging cliff to the far right of the billboard.
The scenery was dramatic with plunging cliff faces and crashing waves hundreds of feet below.
From coastal dunes and plunging cliffs to the geography of each county in the state, chapters arranged by county and prefaced with color maps provide both photos and text filled with natural and human history.
The journey ends at the stunning cliff-top settlement of St Cirque La Popie, a beautifully preserved medieval fortress town perched on the top of plunging cliffs, like a fairy-tale eyrie, commanding far-reaching views of the river winding far below and the valley beyond.
Fairytale eyrie The journey ends at the stunning cliff-top settlement of St Cirque La Popie, a beautifully preserved medieval fortress town perched on the top of plunging cliffs, like a fairytale eyrie, commanding far-reaching views of the river winding far below and the valley beyond.
The journey ends at the stunning clifftop settlement of St Cirque La Popie, a beautifully preserved medieval fortress town perched on the top of plunging cliffs, like a fairy-tale eyrie, commanding far-reaching views of the river winding far below and the valley beyond.
With a wide array of well-chosen illustrations and photographs Bird describes coastal processes such as waves and tides, land and sea level changes and their causes, cliffs (and their relation to landslides), shore platforms, including plunging cliffs, beaches in all their amazing variety, beach erosion and nourishment, coastal dunes, intertidal wetlands, estuaries and lagoons, deltas, coral and algal reefs, and the coasts to emerge in the future from the changing climate.
The coastline is described on its website as having 'dramatic plunging cliffs, tiny secluded coves and breathtaking views'.
Yet it packs an amazing punch for its size, with plunging cliffs and wild seascapes turning suddenly into sheltered beaches of glistening white sand.