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P number: P000995
Old photograph number: D03060
Caption: Near Northfield, north-east Fife. Looking west-north-west. At the bottom of the field, marginal to the Firth of Tay, is the Flandrian (post-glacial) raised beach above which, in the middle of the field, is the (late-Devensian) late-glacial beach.
Description: Near Northfield, north-east Fife. Looking west-north-west. At the bottom of the field, marginal to the Firth of Tay, is the Flandrian (post-glacial) raised beach above which, in the middle of the field, is the (late-Devensian) late-glacial beach. Both of these raised beach features are underlain by beach sands and gravels. In the foreground, above the late-glacial beach, glacial till occurs beneath soil. Dundee is situated on the opposite shore. The raised beaches were formed when the land surface was relatively lower due to glacio-isostatic depression imposed by the weight of the late-Devensian ice-sheet. With the removal of the ice sheet the land has now risen considerably leaving many marine features such as these raised beaches well above sea level.
Date taken: 01/01/1980
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: 343300
Y latitude/northing: 729000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 217.70 KB; 1000 x 785 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 208 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches  

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