How wave-cut platforms are formed by eroison

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  • 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


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