Measuring Beach Profiles along a Low-Wave Energy Microtidal Coast, West-Central Florida, USA
AbstractMonitoring storm-induced dramatic beach morphology changes and long-term beach evolution provides crucial data for coastal management. Beach-profile measurement using total station has been conducted along the coast of west-central Florida over the last decade. This paper reviews several case studies of beach morphology changes based on total-station survey along this coast. The advantage of flexible and low-cost total-station surveys is discussed in comparison to LIDAR (light detection and ranging) method. In an attempt to introduce total-station survey from a practical prospective, measurement of cross-shore beach profile in various scenarios are discussed, including: (1) establishing a beach profile line with known instrument and benchmark locations; (2) surveying multiple beach profiles with one instrument setup; (3) implementation of coordinate rotation to convert local system to real-earth system. Total-station survey is a highly effective and accurate method in documenting beach profile changes along low-energy coasts. View Full-Text
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Cheng, J.; Wang, P.; Guo, Q. Measuring Beach Profiles along a Low-Wave Energy Microtidal Coast, West-Central Florida, USA. Geosciences 2016, 6, 44.
Cheng J, Wang P, Guo Q. Measuring Beach Profiles along a Low-Wave Energy Microtidal Coast, West-Central Florida, USA. Geosciences. 2016; 6(4):44.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cheng, Jun; Wang, Ping; Guo, Qiandong. 2016. "Measuring Beach Profiles along a Low-Wave Energy Microtidal Coast, West-Central Florida, USA." Geosciences 6, no. 4: 44.
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