(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Dune cliff erosion and beach width change at the northern and southern spits of Sylt detected with multi-temporal Lidar

published at : Long-term degradation of fragile landscape systems

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RICHTER A. (1 2) ; FAUST D. (1) ; MAAS H.-G. (2) ;
(1) Institute of Geography, Technical Univ., Dresden, ALLEMAGNE
(2) Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technical Univ., Dresden, ALLEMAGNE


The aim of this study is to exploit the potential of the laser data to describe and explain the changes at the west coast of the northern and southern spits of Sylt (Ellenbogen and Hörnum-Odde). Dune cliff changes are monitored by applying semi-automatic breakline extraction procedures to multi-temporal Lidar data. The breakline extraction is based on filter methods derived from digital image analysis. Furthermore beach width changes are analyzed. Different annual as well as seasonal coastal change patterns could be revealed. Dunes are only eroded during winter due to storm surges, while the beach width varies during all seasons due to generally high shoreline dynamics. Beach width influences dune cliff erosion differently at the 2 study sites. It is concluded that different beach nourishment projects could not avoid dune erosion


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 103 [pp. 103-111]

Bibliographic references : 35 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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