How is your beach doing ?

From topographies generated by Wavecams technology, Waves’n see establishes diagnostics revealing the health state of a beach, by measuring the erosion during stormy events, and the accretion during the following recharges. First, a straightforward approach consists in extracting topography at points of interest, located for example in the upper/lower part of a beach, and on each sides of a groyne, in order to evaluate the different erosion and accretion phases. Then, in order to assess alongshore and cross-shore sediment transport, a joint analysis of topography evolution along transects (cross-shore and along-shore) is carried out. At a larger scale, global statistics of topography (mean height, successive height and volume difference, cumulative […]