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LIDAR applications in coastal morphology and hazard assessment

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November 23, 2010
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National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (UK)
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Scientists have used a sophisticated optical mapping technique to identify and accurately measure changes in coastal morphology following a catastrophic series of landslides.

“Our findings are important for assessing geological hazards and reducing the dangers to human settlements,” said geophysicist Professor Jon Bull of the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.


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  1. J.M. Bull, H. Miller, D.M. Gravley, D. Costello, D.C.H. Hikuroa, J.K. Dix. Assessing debris flows using LIDAR differencing: 18 May 2005 Matata event, New Zealand. Geomorphology, 2010; 124 (1-2): 75 DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.08.011

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