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Jakob Norstedt-Moberg

Ice Age Canyon Slattdalsskrevan

The Skule National Park, High Coast World Heritage, Ornskoldsvik, Sweden

June 18, 2005 - 13:03 UTC (15:03 local time)

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© 2005 Jakob Norstedt-Moberg, All Rights Reserved.


The High Coast, since 2000 in the World Heritage list of UNESCO, has many sites reminding of the glacial epoque, the ice age some 10000 years ago.

One of these sites is Slattdalsskrevan, a 40 meters deep crevice or canyon next to the Gulf of Botnia at the northern Baltic sea, at an altitude of more than 250 meters above sea level. The canyon was partly formed by the inland ice and was just at the shoreline of the Baltic sea when the ice finally melted at circa 7600 B.C.

The lack of soil and vegetation at the bottom of the canyon is due to the relatively short period of time since the rocks where grined by the ice and seawaves.

When the very heavy and thick layer of ice disappeared, the previously depressed land started to rise. Since that time, the land has rised 285 meters, and it is still rising with 8mm (1/3 inch) per year. Thus, the current altitude of 253 meters above sea level for the location of this water shaped but currently quite dry location.

A few more Skule panoramas can be found at Nolaskogs website (uses java applets).

Additional Caption: [Svenska] Slåttdalsskrevan, Skuleskogens Nationalpark, Världsarvet Höga Kusten, Örnsköldsvik ▼

High Coast World Heritage web site

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Europe / Sweden

Lat: 63° 6' 28.6" N
Long: 18° 30' 2.9" E

Elevation: 253m

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Nikon D70, Sigma 8mm Fisheye, Monopod, Panosaurus head

[Svenska] Slåttdalsskrevan, Skuleskogens Nationalpark, Världsarvet Höga Kusten, Örnsköldsvik

Höga kusten, sedan år 2000 uppförd på UNESCO:s världsarvslista, har många platser som påminner om istiden.

En av dessa är Slåttdalsskrevan, en 40 meter djup klyfta helt nära Bottenhavet men på mer än 250m höjd. Klyftan har delvis formats av inlandsisen och låg precis i strandlinjen när isen drog sig tillbaka för c:a 9600 år sedan.

Bristen på jord och vegetation i botten av sprickan beror på att det är relativt kort tid sedan is och havsvågor rensade klyftan.

När det mycket tjocka islagret försvann så började det tidigare nedtryckta landet höja sig (landhöjningen är fortfarande 8mm per år). Därför ligger denna av vatten formade men nu ganska torra klyfta på 253m höjd över havet.

Fler panoramor från Skuleskogen finns på Nolaskogs (använder java-applets).
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