Characterization of intertidal geomorphology based on multi-scale analysis of airborne LiDAR data

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dc.contributor.advisor Suteanu, Cristian
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Horne, Peter Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-01T15:43:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-01T15:43:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other GB568.15 H67 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25247
dc.description 112 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 107-112).
dc.description.abstract Coastal environments are influenced by geomorphic processes operating at different temporal and spatial scales (wave action, tides, vegetation, ice, tectonic changes Characterizing coastal environments often relies on the use of multi-scale analysis methods. However, these methods have been usually applied to coastal environments by intersecting them with a plane at a certain elevation, or by interpreting a coastline from aerial imagery, without specifying the selected elevation. This practice relies on the assumption that one studies a 3D self-similar isotropic system for which the results are independent of the elevation chosen. With the use of LiDAR derived Digital Elevation Models (DEM) the present study showed the elevation dependence of the results of multi-scale analysis on the Avon Estuary and subsections within it. The thesis also assessed the implications that interpolation methods have for multi-scale analysis and highlighted the importance of specifying the interpolation method used in such studies. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc GB568.15
dc.subject.lcsh Geomorphology -- Nova Scotia -- Avon River
dc.subject.lcsh Estuaries -- Nova Scotia -- Avon River
dc.subject.lcsh Optical radar
dc.title Characterization of intertidal geomorphology based on multi-scale analysis of airborne LiDAR data en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Geography
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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