wave-cut terrace

wave-cut terrace

[′wāv ¦kət ′ter·əs]
(geology)
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Jug Handle State Reserve, 3 miles south of Fort Bragg and 5 miles north of Mendocino on State Highway 1, offers a 5-mile round-trip hike up an "ecological staircase.' On the hike, you encounter five wave-cut terraces, each 100 feet higher and 100,000 years older than the next.