WIT Press


Airborne Laser Mapping Of Coastal Topography And Inshore Bathymetry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010261

Volume

58

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,212 kb

Author(s)

K.R MacHutchon, A.J. Terhorst C. Waiman, W. Gunther

Abstract

Airborne laser mapping of coastal topography and inshore bathymetry K.R.MacHutchon\ A.J.Terhorsf, C.Waiman*, W. Gunthe/ *Liebenberg & Stander International, South Africa ^TerraMare Remote Sensing, South Africa * Institute of Maritime Technology, South Africa * Institute of Maritime Technology, South Africa Abstract Configuration of rocky shores is mainly the result of geological factors comprising a very slow adjustment process combining tectonic movements, weathering and reactions to sea level fluctuations relative to the land. Airborne LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), using a laser from an aircraft is currently attracting more and more attention due to the fact that the information provided by the process is accurate, detailed, extensive and up-to- date. In addition to this, if the airborne LiDAR survey is coupled to airborne digital photography and underwater side scan sonar and LiDAR imaging, then one has a very powerful system for producing integrated coastal terr

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