APPLICATION OF LANDSAT IMAGERY TO SHORELINE EROSION

Landsat imagery from a 5-year time span has been used to study water circulation patterns on Croatan Sound and Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, as the patterns relate to erosion of the mainland shoreline. Evidence of probable attack by the sound waters on the shoreline has been correlated with a recent aerial photographic study of shoreline erosion. Approximately one-half of the Landsat images used in the study showed evidence of attack upon each of the serveral points studied. Landsat imagery, with its repetitive nature together with the accumulated images, provides a relatively inexpensive tool for rapid evaluation of potential for erosion along mainland shores of estuaries. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • Welby, C W
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00183224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM