Measuring Shoreline Loss: Salmon Creek Case Study

Team Members: Austin Ivins, Reginald Kelley, Derek Morris

Mentor: Edward Swindell

The effects of sea-level rise are measurable in historic maps and modern aerial imagery. Today, scientists are actively studying these changes along the coast of North Carolina through a variety of multidisciplinary approaches. New technologies such as Unmanned Aerial Systems (U.A.S) are helping provide researchers with a cost effective and site specific platform for collecting remotely sensed data.  In the past, multispectral imagery was acquired through expensive satellite and aerial platforms. Today, these data can be obtained through the use of small inexpensive drones equipped with imaging systems that provide current and detailed data sets for very specific locations.   

Keywords: Sea-Level Rise, Aerial Imagery, DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, drone, UAS, Archaeology

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