Airborne laser derived shoreline and volume changes caused by hurricane charley Conference

Robertson, W, Zhang, K, Leatherman, S et al. (2007). Airborne laser derived shoreline and volume changes caused by hurricane charley . 3504-3515. 10.1142/9789812709554_0295

cited authors

  • Robertson, W; Zhang, K; Leatherman, S; Whitman, D

abstract

  • This paper quantifies beach change caused by Hurricane Charley in Lee County, Florida. Three separate airborne laser data sets of barrier and mainland beaches situated in the front right quadrant of the hurricane were collected during a seven-month period before and after landfall. The contour method for extracting shorelines from airborne laser data was applied as a surrogate to the wet-dry line. Airborne laser digital elevation models were differenced at incremental positions along the shoreline to produce volume change for North Captiva, Captiva, Sanibel, and Estero Islands. Hurricane Charley caused as much as 14 m of landward shoreline migration along with a loss of over 238 m 3/m of beach and nearshore sediments in the survey area. However, significant changes were only measured on Estero Island, which was the furthest distance from the location of Hurricane Charley's landfall. © 2007 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9789812706362

start page

  • 3504

end page

  • 3515