(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Development of an automated method for continuous detection and quantification of cliff erosion events

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Center for Northern Studies, Dept. of Biology, Chemistry and Geography, Univ. Québec, Rimouski, CANADA


This paper presents 3 intrusive systems of detection and quantification of coastal erosion events (using thermocouples and thermal pins) that were developed and tested from 2005 to 2008 in different regions of the Gulf and maritime estuary of the St Lawrence (Quebec, Canada). Specific examples are presented to illustrate the potential of such high-temporal-resolution monitoring systems, not only for quantifying cliff erosion but also for quantifying the influence of thermal regime on the weathering processes of cliffs. Preliminary results indicate that mild winter temperature and direct solar radiation are significant factors controlling cliff retreat rates


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no3 [pp. 347-362]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : 16 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2045

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