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P number: P002776
Old photograph number: D01659
Caption: West coast of Esha Ness, looking north-east to Esha Ness lighthouse, Shetland Isles. Cliffs at Esha Ness. Vertical cliffs of Old Red Sandstone age coarse andesitic agglomerate. Island of Muckle Ossa in background.
Description: West coast of Esha Ness, looking north-east to Esha Ness lighthouse, Shetland Isles. Cliffs at Esha Ness. Vertical cliffs of Old Red Sandstone age coarse andesitic agglomerate. Island of Muckle Ossa in background. Spectacular cliffs formed from the bedded andesitic agglomerate. The high vertical cliffs are the product of rapid erosion caused by the combination of a drowned landscape and very powerful storms and the resulting marine erosion. The rapid erosion does not allow any sub-aerial erosion which would tend to form a more gently sloped cliff.
Date taken: 01/01/1973
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 420400
Y latitude/northing: 1178500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 269.04 KB; 1000 x 804 pixels; 85 x 68 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 213 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Landscapes, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Cliffs, Geoscience subjects/ Rocks, igneous/ Andesite  

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