Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Research article
25 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 25 Oct 2018

Bank erosion processes measured with UAV-SfM along complex banklines of a straight mid-sized river reach

Gonzalo Duró, Alessandra Crosato, Maarten G. Kleinhans, and Wim S. J. Uijttewaal


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AR by Gonzalo Duro on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jul 2018) by Richard Gloaguen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Aug 2018)
RR by Patrice Carbonneau (23 Aug 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Sep 2018) by Richard Gloaguen
AR by Gonzalo Duro on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (28 Sep 2018) by Richard Gloaguen
ED: Publish as is (30 Sep 2018) by Tom Coulthard (Editor)
AR by Gonzalo Duro on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The challenge to measure three-dimensional bank irregularities in a mid-sized river reach can be quickly solved in the field flying a drone with ground-control points and later applying structure from motion photogrammetry. We tested a simple approach that achieved sufficient resolution and accuracy to identify the full bank erosion cycle, including undermining. This is an easy-to-use and quickly deployed survey alternative to measure bank erosion processes along extended distances.