The emerging role of lidar remote sensing in coastal research and resource management

John C. Brock, Sam Purkis

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Abstract

Knowledge of coastal elevation is an essential requirement for resource management and scientific research. Recognizing the vast potential of lidar remote sensing in coastal studies, this Special Issue includes a collection of articles intended to represent the state-of-the-art for lidar investigations of nearshore submerged and emergent ecosystems, coastal morphodynamics, and hazards due to sea-level rise and severe storms. Some current applications for lidar remote sensing described in this Special Issue include bluegreen wavelength lidar used for submarine coastal benthic environments such as coral reef ecosystems, airborne lidar used for shoreline mapping and coastal change detection, and temporal waveform-resolving lidar used for vegetation mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Coastal Research
Issue numberSPECIAL ISSUE 53
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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ecosystem

Keywords

  • Benthic habitats
  • Coastal mapping
  • Dune vegetation
  • Laser altimetry
  • Lidar
  • Remote sensing
  • Shoreline change
  • Storm hazards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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The emerging role of lidar remote sensing in coastal research and resource management. / Brock, John C.; Purkis, Sam.

In: Journal of Coastal Research, No. SPECIAL ISSUE 53, 01.09.2009, p. 1-5.

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