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Measuring bluff erosion part 1: terrestrial laser scanning methods for change detection
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2013)
  • Patrick Belmont, Utah State University
  • Stephanie S Day
  • Karen B Gran
  • Tim Wawrzyniec
Abstract
Human activities influence watershed sediment dynamics in profound ways, often resulting in excessive loading of suspended sediment to rivers. One of the primary factors limiting our ability to effectively manage sediment at the watershed scale has been our inability to adequately measure relatively small erosion rates (on the order of millimeters to centimeters per year) over annual and sub-annual time scales on spatially-extensive landforms, such as river banks and bluffs. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) can be employed to address this need. TLS collects high-resolution data allowing for more accurate monitoring of erosion rates and processes, and provides a new opportunity to make precise measurements of geomorphic change on vertical landforms like banks and bluffs, but challenges remain...
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Publication Date
2013
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.1002/esp.3353
Citation Information
Patrick Belmont, Stephanie S Day, Karen B Gran and Tim Wawrzyniec. "Measuring bluff erosion part 1: terrestrial laser scanning methods for change detection" Earth Surface Processes and Landforms Vol. 38 Iss. 10 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick_belmont/69/