Collaborative Landforms Gallery

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This gallery is being built collaboratively, images from Britain and Ireland have been provided to illustrate various landforms extracted from a list of Wikipedia Articles with category LandformsExternal link. Contents shown are for this page; there is a full list on first page

Reef knoll

A reef knoll is an immense pile of calcareousExternal link material on land that accumulated on the ancient sea floor. At the time of its accumulation it must have had enough structure from organismsExternal link such as spongesExternal link to have been free-standing and to withstand the sea currentsExternal link as material accumulated, and was likely an atollExternal link. Another possibility is the remains of deep water coralExternal link. Such structures are thus often fossilExternal link-rich.
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SK1450 : Thorpe Cloud, a reef knoll by Peter Barr SE0063 : Wharfe Valley and the Cracoe Reef Knolls by Ivan Hall SK0667 : Western slopes of Chrome Hill by Peter Barr SK0767 : Chrome Hill from Parkhouse Hill by Dave Dunford SK0766 : Parkhouse Hill from Pilsbury Castle by Paul Buckingham SE0061 : SE0061 Elbolton, Thorpe by Humphrey Bolton SE0060 : Stebden Hill (385m) by Karl and Ali SD9960 : Butter Haw Hill by Chris Heaton SD7743 : Worsaw Hill by Bryan Pready SD9063 : View towards Cawden by Dr Neil Clifton SD9062 : Gordale Beck by Gordon Hatton SD8363 : High Hill by Humphrey Bolton SD8363 : Sugar Loaf Hill by David Brown

Rocky shore

A rocky shore is an intertidalExternal link area of seacoastsExternal link where solid rock predominates. Rocky shoresExternal link are biologically rich environments, and make the ideal natural laboratory for studying intertidal ecologyExternal link and other biological processes. Because they are so accessible, they have been studied for a long time and their species are well known.
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NU2619 : Black Hole by Russel Wills NU2619 : Along the rocky shore to Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle by Andrew Curtis NS0020 : Shoreline between Kildonan and Brennan Head by Trevor Rickard NS0020 : Shore between Bennan Head and Kildonan Beach by Brian Robertson TF6641 : A green beach by Richard Humphrey TF6741 : Wave-cut platform, Hunstanton by Richard Humphrey ST1867 : St Mary's Well Bay just west of Lavernock Point by Penny Mayes ST1868 : Lavernock Point by Penny Mayes ST1868 : Western end of the Severn Barrage? by Alan Bowring SN1405 : The shore near Coppet Hall Point by David Purchase SN1405 : Rocky outcrop at Coppett Hall Point by Pauline E NT6779 : Coastal East Lothian : A Sunny Afternoon on the Inter-tidal Platform at Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : Coastal East Lothian : Incoming Tide at Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : Coastal East Lothian : Time to Retreat at Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : Coastal East Lothian : Near The Platform Edge at Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : They Might Be Giants : Early morning shapes and shadows at Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : Coastal East Lothian : An Island Mountain by Richard West NT6779 : Stacking Up - On the stump at Dunbar's rocky foreshore by Richard West NT6679 : Coastal East Lothian : Starless and Blue Black by Richard West NT6679 : Coastal East Lothian : Looking Towards Long Craigs, near Dunbar by Richard West NT6779 : In The Groove : Getting down on the intertidal platform at Dunbar by Richard West

Salt pan (geology)

Natural salt pans are flat expanses of groundExternal link covered with saltExternal link and other mineralsExternal link, usually shining white under the sunExternal link. They are found in desertsExternal link, and should not be confused with salt evaporation pondsExternal link.
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SS5388 : Salt pans in the Pennard Valley floodplain by Robert Lamb

Sandfall

Sandfalls are the sand equivalent of waterfallsExternal link and are usually found under dry, desert conditions. The sand either falls vertically over suitable drops or cascades down slopes in the same way as water cataracts. Sandfalls are commonly found in sandstone canyons such as Antelope CanyonExternal link, and are driven by wind and gravitational forces. The same process occurs in submarine environments such as Cabo San LucasExternal link, driven by water currents and gravity. Sandfalls belong to the large category of mass wastingExternal link, which includes all movement under gravity of the materials making up the earth's crust.
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NK0125 : patterns in the sand; Sands of Forvie National Nature Reserve by Martyn Gorman NK0125 : A windy day on the Sands of Forvie by Martyn Gorman NK0124 : Patterns on the beach east of Newburgh by Martyn Gorman NK0124 : Newburgh: The Sands of Forvie by Martyn Gorman NK0024 : Newburgh: sand patterns on Forvie Sands by Martyn Gorman NK0125 : Sands of Forvie. Sand patterns on the leading edge of a dune. by Martyn Gorman TF6822 : Looking up a sand hill on Roydon Common by Richard Humphrey TF6722 : Looking down a sand hill on Roydon Common by Richard Humphrey

Schlatt (landform)

Schlatt or Flatt is the Lower SaxonExternal link name for a heathland pond, an undrained body of water usually shallow, that is fed by surface waterExternal link and is largely unaffected by ground waterExternal link. The water is impounded by a water-retentive layer. Most Schlatts can dry out from time to time.
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The term schlatt is not used in Britain and Ireland - it does not appear in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary. The English term Dewpond serves instead.We have examples of ponds similar to those described as schlatt in Germany:
TF6822 : On Roydon Common by Richard Humphrey TL9580 : Dew Pond on Knettishall Heath by Simon Peck

Shore

A shore or shoreline is the fringe of land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an oceanExternal link, seaExternal link, or lakeExternal link. In Physical OceanographyExternal link a shore is the wider fringe that is geologically modified by the action of the body of water past and present, while the beachExternal link is at the edge of the shore, representing the intertidal zoneExternal link where there is one. In contrast to a coastExternal link, a shore can border any body of water, while the coast must border an oceanExternal link; that is, a coast is a type of shore. Shore is often substituted for coast where an oceanic shore is meant.
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TM5382 : Once many trees lived here by Roger Jones TG3830 : Happisburgh cliffs and beach by Roger Jones TM3235 : View from Cliff Road by Roger Jones NX9754 : Shore at Southerness by Anne Burgess NM7430 : Bouldery Shore by Anne Burgess NJ1369 : Shore at Cummingston by Anne Burgess NC1444 : Camas nam Buth by Anne Burgess NT6679 : Winterfield Foreshore by Anne Burgess NM5521 : Clear Water by Anne Burgess NM5220 : Dykes on the Shore by Anne Burgess NT2787 : Foreshore near Linton Court by Anne Burgess NJ1871 : Sandstone Shore by Anne Burgess NT2787 : Kiln Rocks by Anne Burgess NJ1269 : Rocky Shore by Anne Burgess SH5280 : Red Wharf Bay by Anne Burgess NO8988 : Perthumie Bay by Anne Burgess NX9856 : Shore at Powillimount by Anne Burgess NX8652 : Foreshore below Barcloy Hill by Anne Burgess NF8028 : Looking Towards Beinn na Tobha by Anne Burgess NB2849 : Port Mhòr Bhràgair by Anne Burgess NM7600 : Rock Strata near Aird by Anne Burgess NM8012 : Eilean Coltair from Rubha Cailleach a'Bhinnein by Anne Burgess NJ4568 : The Shore West of Findochty by Anne Burgess NM7910 : The next square is all at sea! by Anne Burgess NC2431 : Common Seal (Phoca vitulina) by Anne Burgess NC3766 : Kyle of Durness by Anne Burgess NC0214 : Worm Casts by Anne Burgess NO8269 : Couts Rocks by Anne Burgess D2533 : Rock Port by Anne Burgess NJ6565 : Foreshore at Whitehills by Anne Burgess NO8887 : Cowie Shore by Anne Burgess

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