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The Elevation of Shore Platforms: A Laboratory Approach to the Unsolved Problem

Tsuguo Sunamura
The Journal of Geology
Vol. 99, No. 5 (Sep., 1991), pp. 761-766
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30068782
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Abstract

A wave-flume experiment was conducted to investigate the influence of wave height and rock strength upon the elevation of shore platforms having a marked scarp at the seaward margin. Breaking waves were allowed to act on a steep model cliff to produce a platform. Results indicated that platform elevation increases with increasing rock strength if other factors are constant. It was suggested that a considerable difference in platform elevation in the field can arise depending on wave height and rock strength. The water depth in front of platforms proved to be important for the study of platform elevation.

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