3D spatial definition of a water surface

Matthew Harry, Hong Zhang, Charles Lemckert, Gildas Colleter

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Remote sensing of the environment with laser scanners can provide highly accurate 3D spatial definition of surfaces; however difficulties arise if the target surface is water. A feasibility experiment and a field test of terrestrial laser scanning technology for water surface measurements has been carried out and the results are summarised in this paper. The paper finds that a disturbed water surface as found in the surf zone is a suitable target for laser scanning and a case for further research utilising laser technology for water surface measurement is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS-2010 - Busan, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 14 Nov 201017 Nov 2010


Conference9th ISOPE Pacific/Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium, PACOMS-2010
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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