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Coastal mapping around shore parallel breakwaters

By Paul S. Bell

Abstract

Surveying very shallow coastal areas can be a logistically difficult and time-consuming process. Mapping the emayments around a series of shore parallel breakwaters at Sea Paling on the south-east coast of England has proven an interesting challenge for a new radar-based remote mapping technique. This technique uses the wave behaviour visible as sea clutter on a marine radar to infer the underlying water depth that caused the observed wave behaviour, allowing large areas of the seabed to be mapped without having to deploy boats or people

Topics: Marine Sciences
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:9685

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