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P number: P002147
Old photograph number: C01783
Caption: Carn Dearg Meadhonach, 2.0 km. north-north-east of Ben Nevis, Inverness-shire. Postglacial to recent weathering effects on the mountain tops especially the development of scree slopes. A view slightly to the left of C01782.
Description: Carn Dearg Meadhonach, 2.0 km. north-north-east of Ben Nevis, Inverness-shire. Postglacial to recent weathering effects on the mountain tops especially the development of scree slopes. A view slightly to the left of C01782. As rainfall penetrates the joints, cracks and other weaknesses in the granite it causes a buildup of pressure, and with the subsequent expansion of the water on freezing, blocks are loosened so eventually they fall when a thaw sets in. The accumulated fallen material forms scree slopes like the one shown.
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: 217500
Y latitude/northing: 772500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 300.42 KB; 1001 x 718 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 190 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Images from the archives, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Rock weathering, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, weathering/ Frost action and debris  

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