SX7936 : Wave-cut platforms at Woodcombe Sand

taken 2 years ago, near to East Prawle, Devon, Great Britain

Wave-cut platforms at Woodcombe Sand
Wave-cut platforms at Woodcombe Sand
Different levels of platforms, with the higher level(s) relating to the previous interglacial period when temperatures were slightly warmer and sea levels a couple of metres higher. The cliffs behind are head deposits from the intervening glacial period, when glaciers didn't reach this area but tundra (periglacial) conditions prevailed for tens of thousands of years.
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7964 3679 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:13.1305N 3:41.3067W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 79622 36768
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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South Devon  Wave-Cut Platform  Head Deposits 

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