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P number: P000308
Old photograph number: B00810
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 leaving a pattern of low parallel ridges seen in the centre of the photograph.
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 leaving a pattern of low parallel ridges seen in the centre of the photograph. The direction of sand-drift is almost towards observer, i.e. from west to east. Note the dome-shaped dune in the distance. The photograph was taken from another similar dune in the foreground. A raised beach is an ancient beach occurring above the present shoreline. In the Culbin area shingle ridges extend up to 11 m. above present sea level indicating the sea level was 5.5 m. O.D. when they formed. This has been dated to 6500 BP and is known as the Post Glacial High Sea Level.
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: 118.50 KB; 1000 x 761 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Sand-dunes  

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