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A State of the Art Survey of the Applications of Aerial Remote Sensing to Coastal Engineering,
CLEMSON UNIV SC DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The report presents the results of a comprehensive survey of the applications of aerial remote sensing techniques in the field of coastal engineering. Part 1 presents a narrative summary of the state of the art of coastal engineering applications of aerial remote sensors. Existing and potential applications of the techniques are described. Important characteristics of the various aerial remote sensors and the limitations of the techniques in coastal engineering applications are discussed. The primary aerial remote sensors considered are black and white, black and white infrared, color, and color infrared aerial photographs, satellite photographs, infrared imagery, multispectral imagery, and radar imagery. Part 2 is an annotated bibliography describing the coastal engineering applications of aerial remote sensing techniques. This is a representative compilation of literature written over the past 30 years. A variety of coastal engineering applications of aerial remote sensors are described. Approximately 200 references are listed in the annotated bibliography. Author
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