GIS-based Analysis of Coastal Lidar Time-Series

  • Eric Hardin
  • Helena Mitasova
  • Laura Tateosian
  • Margery Overton

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 1-6
  3. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 7-25
  4. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 27-34
  5. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 35-62
  6. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 63-70
  7. Eric Hardin, Helena Mitasova, Laura Tateosian, Margery Overton
    Pages 71-80
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 81-84

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief presents the principles, methods, and workflows for processing and analyzing coastal LiDAR data time-series. Robust methods for computing high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) are introduced as well as raster-based metrics for assessment of topographic change. An innovative approach to feature extraction and measurement of feature migration is followed by methods for estimating volume change and sand redistribution mapping. Simple methods for potential storm impacts and inundation pattern analysis are also covered, along with visualization techniques to support analysis of coastal terrain feature and surface dynamics. Hands-on examples in GRASS GIS and python scripts are provided for each type of analysis and visualization using public LiDAR data time-series. GIS-based Analysis of Coastal Lidar Time-Series is ideal for professors and researchers in GIS and earth sciences. Advanced-level students interested in computer applications and engineering will also find this brief a valuable resource.

Keywords

Beach Erosion Coastal Change DEM Time Series GIS LiDAR Sand dunes Visualization of Coastal Dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Eric Hardin
    • 1
  • Helena Mitasova
    • 2
  • Laura Tateosian
    • 3
  • Margery Overton
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Center for Earth ObservationNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1835-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1834-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1835-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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