Beach and Nearshore Survey Technology
Coastal engineering technical note
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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There will always be a need for accurate beach and nearshore survey data. Several surveying technologies are available for collecting survey data in these zones with each method having its advantages and disadvantages for specific data collection requirements. It is essential that survey specifications originate from the projects functional requirements and that survey requirements are realistic and economically attained USACE 1996. This publication presents the most commonly used technologies in performing this type of survey and summarizes their performance capabilities and limitations. The information presented here is intended to provide engineers and scientists with the essential knowledge to select the appropriate survey technology in order to meet project requirements.
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