Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Scanning coastal cliffs

One of my PhD students, Claire Earlie, is making very high resolution scans of several coastal cliff sites in Cornwall to see how the morphology changes over time. The plot below shows an example of such scan, and the picture to the right shows a photo of the scanned region (compare the fallen down gate near the top of the cliff). By re-scanning the cliff section after a few months, she can exactly determine how much of the cliff has been lost. Next step will be to link such changes to wave and westher conditions.

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