NR7062 : Erosion platform with Jura

taken 3 years ago, near to Kilberry, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Erosion platform with Jura
Erosion platform with Jura
Pasture on the wave-cut platform stretches out for a significant distance below the relict cliff-line. This level is referred to as the Main Rock Platform and is a pronounced landscape feature throughout the Hebrides, arising through marine erosion at a time when relative sea level was higher than today. Debate continues regarding the age and origin of this feature, whose simplest explanation lies in the rebound of the land surface after the load of ice was lifted after de-glaciation. The profile of distant Jura fills the horizon.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 31 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Grassland  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 7054 6234 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:47.9817N 5:39.7567W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NR 7071 6215
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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