Presentation Title

Monitoring Sea Cliff Retreat with Drones

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Kiersten Patsch

Start Date

17-11-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 2:30 PM

Location

CREVELING 79

Session

POSTER 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

Sea cliffs are a dynamically changing environment that requires active monitoring to understand how those cliffs are transforming. Using the cutting-edge technology of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, high-resolution images can be taken and processed to provide usable data that can then be quantified into measurable sea cliff erosion. The process of doing all this requires several programs and many flights to achieve optimal results. Over the course of this study, there was a measurable loss at several of the mapping locations in the Oceanside littoral cell (Dana Point, CA to La Jolla, CA). There was a block failure at a site in Carlsbad, CA which was mapped and the corresponding loss of cliffside was quantified. Ultimately the more quickly we can access the loss of sea cliffs the more we can understand how that may impact things such as homes atop cliffs, surf breaks, beaches, and the vast infrastructure built near to the coastline.

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Monitoring Sea Cliff Retreat with Drones

CREVELING 79

Sea cliffs are a dynamically changing environment that requires active monitoring to understand how those cliffs are transforming. Using the cutting-edge technology of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, high-resolution images can be taken and processed to provide usable data that can then be quantified into measurable sea cliff erosion. The process of doing all this requires several programs and many flights to achieve optimal results. Over the course of this study, there was a measurable loss at several of the mapping locations in the Oceanside littoral cell (Dana Point, CA to La Jolla, CA). There was a block failure at a site in Carlsbad, CA which was mapped and the corresponding loss of cliffside was quantified. Ultimately the more quickly we can access the loss of sea cliffs the more we can understand how that may impact things such as homes atop cliffs, surf breaks, beaches, and the vast infrastructure built near to the coastline.