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Applications of remote sensing for geohazard assessment in coastal and riverine environments

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This paper reviews various types of remote sensing that can be applied to mapping and monitoring riverine and coastal geohazards. It focuses on flooding, ground instability, erosion and sedimentation, mainly drawing on examples from the UK. Both airborne and space-borne systems are examined, with assessments of the merits, limitations and relative costs of each system. Remote sensing offers a wide range of useful techniques for mapping coastal and riverine features, particularly where there are access problems associated with sites prone to flooding or slope instability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMapping hazardous terrain using remote sensing
EditorsRichard Teeuw
Place of PublicationBath
PublisherGeological Society of London
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781862392298
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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PublisherGeological Society

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