Coastal landforms ( leiya salis)

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Coastal landforms ( leiya salis)

  1. 1. Leiya Salis Form 5 West 11th January, 2013
  2. 2. What is a Wave-cut Platform?  A wave-cut platform is the gently sloping expanse of rock created by a retreating cliff.  It is mostly formed in areas where the foot of the cliff is composed of soft, lessresistant rock like chalk and limestone.
  3. 3. Formation of a Wave-cut Platform When the wave slams against the foot of the cliff, a small indentation called a wave-cut notch is formed. As time goes on, the notch enlarges until the cliff above it collapses. The position where the cliff once stood is the wave-cut platform.
  4. 4. Bat’s Head (Southeast of England) This Wave-cut platform is located in the southeast of England, on the Dorset Coast. It is composed mainly of chalk, and the most prominent form of erosion is attrition and corrosion.

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