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On the southern shore of the Moray Firth, Scotland, the foreshore and cliffs east of Hopeman Harbor display a wide variety of soft-sediment deformation structures formed in unconsolidated Late Permian eolian sands. These include flows of water-saturated sand containing rip-up clasts that overturned the underlying dune sand; dune bedding that is now vertical; subvertical pipes and swirls of partly dilated sand; sand dikes; widespread partial to complete homogenization of dune sand; and a vertical escape structure some 20 m (66 ft) high. The driving force behind the deformation is believed to be widespread heavy rain over the northern edge...

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