Use of terrestrial photogrammetry for monitoring and measuring bank erosion

Rachel Barker, Lawrence Dixon, Janet Hooke

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    This paper examines the use of terrestrial photogrammetry as a technique for measuring bank erosion in a rapidly changing fluvial environment. It has been recognized that there are a number of advantages when applying photogrammetric techniques to geomorphological situations. In this study the enhancement of spatial sampling combined with the ability to capture additional information, such as soil moisture, on film, is of particular importance in enabling the identification of specific processes involved in bank erosion as well as detailed volumetric analysis of losses. Metric terrestrial photography was taken of the river bank on several dates, and data were abstracted by the use of analytical photogrammetry. This enabled the generation of digital terrain models from which morphological and volumetric changes could be assessed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1217-1227
    JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 1997


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