- How is a wave-cut platform formed?
- 1. Waves cause most erosion at the foot of a cliff
- 2. This then forms a wave-cut notch, this is enlarged as erosion continues
- 3. The rocks above the notch become unstable and eventually collapse
- 4. The collapsed material is then washed away and a new wave-cut notch starts to form
- 5. Repeated collapsing results in the cliff retreating
- 6. A wave-cut platform is the platform that's left behind as the cliff retrets