Coastal bathymetry using satellite observation in support of intelligence preparation of the environment
Myrick, Kenneth B.
Olsen, Richard C.
MetadataShow full item record
Subaqueous beach profiles are obtained for littoral regions near Camp Pendleton, CA, using observations of wave motion. Imagery was acquired from WorldView2 Satellite on 24 March 2010. Two sequential images taken 10 seconds apart are used for the analyses herein. Water depths were calculated using linear dispersion relationship for surface gravity waves. Depth profiles were established from shoreline out to 1 kilometer offshore and depths of up to 15 meters. Comparisons with USGS DEM values show agreement within five percent in the surf zone (shoreline to wave breaking) and one percent outside the surf zone (offshore of wave breaking).
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.