NM8633 : Raised sea cliffs at Dunstaffnage

taken 8 years ago, near to Ganavan, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Raised sea cliffs at Dunstaffnage
Raised sea cliffs at Dunstaffnage
Land levels have increased due to the removal of the weight of the ice sheet that was here until 12000 years ago. The process is slow (it is still happening) so it mostly happened after the increase in sea level that occurred as the ice melt and the water warmed up and expanded (unlike freshwater, seawater expands with heating from its freezing point rather than having a density maximum). This meant coastal scenery formed close to current sea levels but was then lifted clear of the sea. The round stones are part of the conglomerate rock, not raised beach pebbles).
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NM8633, 13 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 January, 2010
Category
Coastal feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 863 332 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:26.5578N 5:28.0314W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 863 331
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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