3-D Morphological Change Analysis of a Beach with Seagrass Berm Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner
AbstractAlong many Mediterranean coasts, the detached seagrass material of Posidonia oceanica creates seagrass berms that control the structure and morphodynamics of sandy beaches. Here, we show how Terrestrial Laser Scanner remote sensing data allows analyzing the 3-D morphologic change of beaches where this characteristic geomorphic structure is present. We propose a methodology for estimating accretion/erosion (almost −200 m3 in our study) by considering the sand dominated and seagrass berms as two independent elements. For this purpose, two different sampling dates (named scenarios A and B, before and after an erosive heavy storms period, respectively) recorded in a microtidal pocket-beach (300 m2) with these characteristic geomorphic structures have been modeled in 3-D. The present approach constitutes a cost-efficient, accurate, and quick tool to survey the sand volume in natural and artificial replenished beaches. The innovative approach, which can be considered as a conceptual and methodological starting point, can be useful to examine long-term and high-precision data sets in future studies of the morphodynamic evolution of these characteristic Mediterranean beaches. View Full-Text
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Corbí, H.; Riquelme, A.; Megías-Baños, C.; Abellan, A. 3-D Morphological Change Analysis of a Beach with Seagrass Berm Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 234.
Corbí H, Riquelme A, Megías-Baños C, Abellan A. 3-D Morphological Change Analysis of a Beach with Seagrass Berm Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018; 7(7):234.Chicago/Turabian Style
Corbí, Hugo; Riquelme, Adrian; Megías-Baños, Clara; Abellan, Antonio. 2018. "3-D Morphological Change Analysis of a Beach with Seagrass Berm Using a Terrestrial Laser Scanner." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7, no. 7: 234.
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