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P number: P000323
Old photograph number: B00856
Caption: Dunnet Bay, 8.852 km. east of Thurso. Caithness. Blown sand forming dunes and caused by drifting sand blown landward by prevailing onshore winds. The dunes are overgrown with Psamma arenaria.
Description: Dunnet Bay, 8.852 km. east of Thurso. Caithness. Blown sand forming dunes and caused by drifting sand blown landward by prevailing onshore winds. The dunes are overgrown with Psamma arenaria. A close-up of the dunes that have formed in the wide shallow Dunnet Bay, as illustrated in B00854. The person indicates the scale of the dunes. On the left there is indication of the bedding. The vegetation helps to stabilize the dunes and prevents them being eroded away by the wind, though this fixation is usually incomplete.
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: 321500
Y latitude/northing: 969500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 182.62 KB; 1000 x 762 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  

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