Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Research article
13 Nov 2018
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2018

A comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry and the traversing micro-erosion meter for measuring erosion on shore platforms

Niamh Danielle Cullen, Ankit Kumar Verma, and Mary Clare Bourke

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This research article provides a comparison between the traditional method of measuring erosion on rock shore platforms using a traversing micro-erosion meter (TMEM) and a new approach using structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry. Our results indicate that SfM photogrammetry offers several advantages over the TMEM, allowing for erosion measurement at different scales on rock surfaces with low roughness while also providing a means to identify different processes and styles of erosion.