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Preliminary investigation into monitoring coastal erosion using terrestrial laser scanning : case study at Happisburgh, Norfolk

Poulton, Catherine V.L.; Lee, Jonathan; Hobbs, Peter; Jones, Lee; Hall, Michael. 2006 Preliminary investigation into monitoring coastal erosion using terrestrial laser scanning : case study at Happisburgh, Norfolk. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk, No. 56. 45-64.

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Abstract/Summary

The methodology and findings of the application of terrestrial laser scanning to monitor coastal erosion are discussed and put into the wider context of coastal erosion and geology. A terrestrial laser has been used in conjunction with a highly accurate differential Global Positioning System (dGPS) to orient the laser survey and obtain point data of cliff and beach surfaces. These data are captured annually to enable the modelling of cliff retreat over time. The conceptual model generated from this research on cliffs south of Happisburgh, Norfolk, are described to illustrate the value of the methodology. Rates of cliff retreat and volume loss have been calculated and an erosion model for Happisburgh has been developed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geology and Landscape Southern
ISSN: 0143-9286
Format Availability: Print
Additional Keywords: Cliff Stability, Coastal erosion, Norfolk
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 23 Jul 2007 11:03
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/214

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