Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
19 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 19 Feb 2021

Coastal change patterns from time series clustering of permanent laser scan data

Mieke Kuschnerus, Roderik Lindenbergh, and Sander Vos

Data sets

CoastScan: Data of daily scans at low tide Kijkduin January 2017 Sander Vos and Mieke Kuschnerus

Short summary
Sandy coasts are areas that undergo a lot of changes, which are caused by different influences, such as tides, wind or human activity. Permanent laser scanning is used to generate a three-dimensional representation of a part of the coast continuously over an extended period. By comparing three unsupervised learning algorithms, we develop a methodology to analyse the resulting data set and derive which processes are dominating changes in the beach and dunes.