Soft copy photogrammetry to measure shore platform erosion on decadal time scales

Dornbusch, Uwe, Moses, Cherith, Robinson, David and Williams, Rendel (2005) Soft copy photogrammetry to measure shore platform erosion on decadal time scales. In: CoastGIS '05 defining and building a marine and coastal spatial data infrastructure : full proceedings, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 21-23 Jul 2005, Aberdeen, UK.

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Shore platform erosion is considered a driving mechanism for cliff recession on many rocky coasts and, in the vicinity of sea defence structures, a threat to their stability, yet the spatial pattern of platform erosion, as well as the rate of lowering, is poorly documented. Measurements based on techniques such as the micro-erosion metre or laser scanner, though highly accurate for short time scales and specific locations, are difficult to extrapolate in space and time. They also fail to record meso-scale changes such as block removal. This paper describes a technique to quantify spatial and temporal changes and presents first results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Proceedings released as CD-ROM
Keywords: DTM, GPS, chalk erosion, coastal protection, Peacehaven, England
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Depositing User: Uwe Dornbusch
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2019 11:41
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