NS5826 : River Terrace

taken 11 years ago, near to Nethershield, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

River Terrace
River Terrace
During the Quaternary period, the valley of the R.Ayr was filled by ice which deposited a considerable depth of glacial till. As the ice melted with a return to warmer conditions, huge volumes of meltwater were released along the centre of the valley and eroded the glacial till down to the present floodplain level. At the valley sides these generally flat surfaces were left to show where there had existed an earlier floodplain.
In the background can be seen Nethershield Farm and the present land use of the dissected river terrace on the northern side of the Ayr valley east of Sorn.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007
Category
River terrace   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 582 265 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.6968N 4:14.8243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 575 257
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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