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P number: P002078
Old photograph number: C01248
Caption: Between Allt Bun an Eas and Brein Phort, south of Loch Tarbert, west coast of Jura, Argyllshire. Raised beaches and basalt dykes forming sea stacks.
Description: Between Allt Bun an Eas and Brein Phort, south of Loch Tarbert, west coast of Jura, Argyllshire. Raised beaches and basalt dykes forming sea stacks. Cliff forming back-feature of raised beach. Top of cliffs composed of shingle of the 30.5 m. (100 ft.) raised beach (= High Rock Platform). Modern and ancient sea stacks formed by basalt dykes can be seen in the middle and far distance. Raised beaches are common features along the coast of Scotland and were formed when the sea level was higher than at present. This typically occurs when an ice-cap retreats, rapidly releasing large quantities of water which raises the sea level. However, through time, the land rises isostatically with the removal of the ice load, and the sea level appears to fall again relative to the land.
Date taken: 01/01/1904
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: 145500
Y latitude/northing: 676500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 246.37 KB; 1000 x 727 pixels; 85 x 62 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 192 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Raised beaches  

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