Porthnanven Beach (St Just) Photo

Porthnanven Beach (St Just) - Cornwall

Climate history revealed!

Bottom: current beach - rounded rocks Middle: raised beach (rounded pebbles but above current sea level) from warm period 120000 years ago (Mediterranean Climate in south Britain) Top: head deposits (angular - broken by ice action) from 100000-20000 years ago when area was tundra and ice covered much of Britain.

© Hugh Venables and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: Porthnanven Beach (St Just), South West England

Date taken / added: 24th Aug 2002

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