(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Assessing aeolian beach-surface dynamics using a remote sensing approach

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Centre for Coastal & Marine Research, School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Ulster, Coleraine, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Guelph, CANADA
(3) Earth & Environmental Sciences and Geography, Univ. of British Columbia, Kelowna, CANADA
(4) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Victoria, CANADA
(5) Dep. of Geography & Environment, Mount Allison Univ., Sackville, CANADA
(6) Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics Lab., Dep. of Oceanography, INHA Univ., Incheon, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE


The study site is located at Greenwich dunes, Prince Edward Island. This paper focuses on the effects of aeolian transport on surface moisture content rather than moisture as a control on the threshold of aeolian transport. Maps of beach surface moisture were created based on a calibrated relationship between surface brightness from the photographs and surface moisture content measured in situ at points spaced every 2.5 m along a transect using a Delta-T moisture probe. Remote sensing systems such as the one presented here allow observations of the combined evolution of beach surface moisture, shoreline position, and fetch distances during short-term experiments and hence provide a comprehensive rendering of sediment erosion and transport processes


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 37, no15 [pp. 1651-1660]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : 10 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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