wave-cut bench

wave-cut bench

[′wāv ¦kət ′bench]
(geology)
A level or nearly level narrow platform produced by wave erosion and extending outward from the base of a wave-cut cliff. Also known as beach platform; high-water platform.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For a long period the cliff on Ristinina Cape has been subject to wave activity and a wave-cut bench has formed in the nearshore.
The bedrock cropping out on capes continues on the sea floor, forming wave-cut benches. Two prominent shoals occur in the eastern parts of Keibu Bay and Nova Bay, considerably influencing the sedimentation in this region.