Wave-Cut Terrace

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“Waves act like a horizontal saw which makes a wide cut into the land, extending above and below the level of still water. The portion of the land above the cut breaks away and forms a sea cliff, along the foot of which stretches a level of gently sloping submerged platform or wave-cut terrace.” -Dryer, 1901


Hydrology, Cliffs


Charles R. Dryer Lessons in Physical Geography (New York, NY: American Book Company, 1901)


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