SS8049 : Exmoor Coastal View

taken 12 years ago, near to Malmsmead, Somerset, Great Britain

Exmoor Coastal View
Exmoor Coastal View
The very steep slopes along the coast in Exmoor (and elsewhere in South-west England) are cliff lines which were 'active' before the last glacial period. As sea levels fell significantly as the ice built up (water goes into the ice and the oceans cool and shrink) erosion stopped at their base and weathering and erosion were strong in the tundra conditions southern Britain experienced (100000 to 12000 years ago) and so the slopes were reduced slightly and erosion by the sea has yet to 're-activate' the whole height of the cliff.
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SS8049, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 3 May, 2006
Category
Coastline/Beaches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 806 491 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.7137N 3:42.6836W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 804 491
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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