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A method based on beach profile analysis for shoreline identification

  • Marco Luppichini
  • Monica Bini
  • Andrea Berton
  • Nicola Casarosa
  • Silvia Merlino
  • Marco Paterni

Coastal erosion coupled with human-induced pressure has severely affected the coastal areas of the Mediterranean region. In this context, the Pisa coastal plain shows a long history of erosion, which started at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The work aims to provide a method and a software to extract the shoreline position. The algorithm is based on the variation of the topographic beach profile caused by the transition from water to sand. The algorithm is promoted by the release of a QGIS v3.x plugin uploaded on the official repository of the software.

  • Keywords:
  • Coastal erosion,
  • Shoreline Identifier,
  • Methodology,
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Marco Luppichini

University of Ferrara, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0913-3825

Monica Bini

University of Pisa, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1482-2630

Andrea Berton

Clinical Physiology Institute CNR, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-9469

Nicola Casarosa

Consorzio di Bonifica, Italy

Silvia Merlino

CNR - ISMAR, The Institute of Marine Sciences, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4537-2903

Marco Paterni

Clinical Physiology Institute CNR, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-9799-7059

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A method based on beach profile analysis for shoreline identification

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Marco Luppichini, Monica Bini, Andrea Berton, Nicola Casarosa, Silvia Merlino, Marco Paterni

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