Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 1st Congress in Geomatics Engineering

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VARIABILIDAD DE LA LÍNEA DE COSTA A PARTIR DE IMÁGENES DE SATÉLITE Y SU RELACIÓN CON LA TEXTURA DEL SEDIMENTO
Carlos Cabezas-Rabadán, Jaime Almonacid-Caballer, Josep E. Pardo-Pascual, Jesús Soriano-González

Last modified: 18-10-2017

Abstract


Beaches are natural environments of great interest for our society. They go through remarkable changes run by key factors that are interconnected according to the literature. A better understanding of these parameters, such as sediment texture and shoreline variability, would be of a great interest for coastal monitoring and planning.

Shorelines of all Landsat 8 (OLI) images available over the course of one year have been obtained for determining the variability that has occurred in different Valencian beaches. Likewise, the relation between shoreline variability and sediment texture has been evaluated, showing that beaches with higher variability over the year have smaller sediment texture, which is also related with gentle slopes, and vice versa.

The methodology allows obtaining the shoreline variability, a key parameter of beach morphodynamics, in a semiautomatic way. The variability allows developing a gross estimate of beach texture.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/CIGeo2017.2017.6628


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