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P number: P000307
Old photograph number: B00809
Caption: Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Successive storm beaches situated on a raised beach are swept clear by the wind in advance of the drifting dunes.
Description: Culbin sand-hills. Morayshire. Successive storm beaches situated on a raised beach are swept clear by the wind in advance of the drifting dunes. The direction of sand-drift is almost towards observer, i.e. from west to east. The advancing dome-shaped sand-hill in the left-distance was known as Lady Culbin. The storm beaches represent a period of deposition prior to the development of the dunes by blown sand. At the time of their formation the sea level was higher, storms formed a series of shingle ridges, subsequently, a relative fall in sea level left the ridges above the present sea level on a '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: 126.87 KB; 1000 x 757 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 200 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Sand-dunes  

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