• 31  of  79
Uploaded on:
14/02/2009 01:58:35
Type:
Digital Asset
File Size:
178.40 KB
Dimensions:
1000 x 764 pixels
2529 views 4 downloads
P number: P001811
Old photograph number: B00745
Caption: Loch Morlich, Rothiemurchus, 8.047 km. east-south-east of Aviemore, Inverness-shire. Storm beach of sand, due to prevalent westerly winds, at east end of freshwater loch. Cairngorms in distance.
Description: Loch Morlich, Rothiemurchus, 8.047 km. east-south-east of Aviemore, Inverness-shire. Storm beach of sand, due to prevalent westerly winds, at east end of freshwater loch. Cairngorms in distance. Loch Morlich lies in a drift-filled hollow about 1 km. north of the northern contact of the Cairngorm Granite. The unexposed bedrock is Grampian Group psammite (metamorphosed sandstone). At the eastern end of the loch is a sandy beach produced by wave action on the sandy, largely granite-derived, till and moraine forming the floor of the loch. In the distance the Cairngorm mountains are made of granite. The large trees form a remnant of the great Caledonian pine forest. Note the extent to which loose sand has blown from the beach to form mounds under the trees.
Date taken: 01/01/1913
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: 297500
Y latitude/northing: 809500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 178.40 KB; 1000 x 764 pixels; 85 x 65 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 202 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Average Rating: Not yet rated
Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, wind/ Sand-dunes, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Coastal deposition, sand-bars, shingle-ridges, storm-beaches  

Reviews

There is currently no feedback