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abrasion ramp


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A gentle, seaward slope, with a gradient of approximately 1∘, in an intertidal shore platform that is caused by wave abrasion. The removal of material by wave action leaves the base of the cliff exposed, leading to further cliff retreat. Abrasion ramps usually terminate on the seaward side where the sea depth reaches about 10 m.

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