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P number: P000294
Old photograph number: B00796
Caption: Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire.
Description: On right centre is the old land surface swept clear of advancing sand. The steep bank with cornice atop and the wind-ripples in the foreground indicates that the sand-drift is almost towards observer, i.e. from west to east. Note the curved shape to the dune reminiscent of the crescentic-shaped barchans found in deserts worldwide. The steep concave slope is on the leeward side. The two people on the dune indicate the scale. Only one farm escaped the destruction wrought by the 1694 storm that destroyed most of the Culbin Estate, Earnhill half a mile north of Moy House rests on the 25 foot raised beach.
Date taken: 01/01/1912
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 298500
Y latitude/northing: 861500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 141.43 KB; 1000 x 765 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Sand-dunes, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Wind ripples  

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