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P number: P000741
Old photograph number: D02127
Caption: Oblique aerial view of Loch Linnhe. Inverness-shire. View looking south-west from Fort William showing the classic glacial U-shaped valley form.
Description: Oblique aerial view of Loch Linnhe. Inverness-shire. View looking south-west from Fort William showing the classic glacial U-shaped valley form. The valley, in Moine psammitic gneisses is the result of ice scour during glacial times, it was particularly active along the transcurrent fault lines and shatter belts. Prominent sand bar in middle ground due to fluvioglacial sedimentation from outwash streams. It is thought that the hollow of Loch Linnhe controlled a mighty stream of ice flowing south-westwards and fed by converging currents from either side as evidenced by the regional pattern of glacial striae.
Date taken: 01/01/1976
Photographer: Christie, A.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 210000
Y latitude/northing: 773500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 253.75 KB; 993 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 263 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glacial lakes and rock basins  

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