Feature Extraction and Feature Change Metrics

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Coastal change has been historically measured by metrics derived for specific coastal linear features such as shorelines. Linear features are also important for measuring sand dune migration based on the location of dune crests and slip faces and for prediction of coastal vulnerability. In this chapter we present methods for extracting shorelines, dune ridges, dune crests and building footprints from DEMs. Then we measure the change of these features and use them to map vulnerability to storms.


Double Precision Cost Path Topographic Parameter Dune Ridge Coastal Vulnerability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  3. 3.Center for Geospatial AnalyticsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  4. 4.Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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