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Remote bathymetry and current mapping around shore-parallel breakwaters

Bell, Paul. 2009 Remote bathymetry and current mapping around shore-parallel breakwaters. In: 33rd IAHR Congress - Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, August 9-14 2009. Madrid, International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research.

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Abstract/Summary

Surveying very shallow coastal areas, particularly around coastal defences, can be a logistically difficult and time consuming process. A marine-radar based bathymetry mapping technique has been used to remotely map the embayments around a series of shore-parallel breakwaters at Sea Palling on the south east coast of England during the LEACOAST2 project. A comparison between bathymetric maps conducted using conventional survey techniques and the radar based technique is presented together with measurements of tidal currents mapped using the same remote sensing method and compared with ADCP data during a storm event.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
Oceans 2025 > Technology development
Additional Keywords: Radar, Bathymetry, Monitoring
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 16 Aug 2010 14:20
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10480

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