Quantitative data on beach changes caused by coastal storms is critical to the understanding of coastal morphodynamics and mitigation of coastal erosion hazards. Recent advances in airborne LIDAR technology allow large-scale mapping of beach erosion, dune scarping, and overwash deposition with incredible detail. By comparing 40 km of beaches along the central Florida Atlantic coast surveyed before and after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, we found that most beaches experienced erosion; about −18 to 1 m3/m of sediment per unit shoreline length were removed or deposited. Beach erosion is not spatially uniform, and variations in magnitude occur three dimensionally. The high-density LIDAR data provided accurate information about shore changes both at small and large scales.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 2005 • No. 211