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P number: P002133
Old photograph number: C01737
Caption: Roadside, east of Achriabhach, Glen Nevis, Inverness-shire. Roche moutonnee of Leven Schist, part of the Lochaber Subgroup of the Dalradian Supergroup (Precambrian).
Description: Roadside, east of Achriabhach, Glen Nevis, Inverness-shire. Roche moutonnee of Leven Schist, part of the Lochaber Subgroup of the Dalradian Supergroup (Precambrian). A classic example of a ice-moulded hummock called a roche moutonnee. The side up which the ice advances is usually smooth and often striated. The lee side is steeper and often step-like, though in this case it appears that there has been some plucking on the stoss side (the side of ice advance). The term roches moutonnees was first used by de Saussure in 1804 with reference to wigs termed moutonnees. The landform looked like sheep lying down or wigs placed face downwards.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
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: 214500
Y latitude/northing: 768500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 180.88 KB; 1000 x 718 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Ice-moulded slopes, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, glaciation/ Glaciated surfaces  

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