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Monitoring coastal change using terrestrial LiDAR

By P. Hobbs, A. Gibson, L. Jones, C. Poulton, G. Jenkins, S. Pearson and K. Freeborough


The paper describes recent applications by the British Geological Survey (BGS) of the technique of mobile terrestrial Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) surveying to monitor various geomorphological changes on English coasts and estuaries. These include cliff recession, landslides and flood defences, and are usually sited at remote locations undergoing dynamic processes with no fixed reference points. Advantages, disadvantages and some practical problems are discussed. The role of GPS in laser scanning is described. \ud \u

Publisher: Geological Society of London
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1144/SP345.12
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