Application of Multibeam Echo Sounding and Side Scan Sonar for Mapping of Shoreline Protection Revetments

by G. Reynolds, Ocean Surveys, Inc., 91 Sheffield St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475,
D. Bell, Ocean Surveys, Inc., 91 Sheffield St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475,
M. Kennedy, USAE District, Chicago, 111 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606,
R. Behrns, USAE District, Chicago, 111 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606,
M. Tibbetts, USAE District, Chicago, 111 North Canal Street, Chicago, IL 60606,
E. Kohn, Patrick Engineering, Inc., 4985 Varsity Drive, Lisle, IL 60532,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Breakwaters '99: First International Symposium on Monitoring of Breakwaters

Abstract: The use of multibeam survey methodology coupled with high precision positioning systems for the mapping of shoreline protection features and the adjacent offshore areas allows development of highly detailed DTM presentations affording a clearer understanding than can be gained from single beam surveys and conventional contour presentation. Further information and an enhanced understanding of the details of sections where the shoreline structures have experienced damage or material was detached from the structure for whatever reason can be achieved with the addition of ultra-high resolution sidescan sonar imagery supporting the basic surrey program.

Subject Headings: Shoreline | Beams | Revetments | Geographic information systems | Global positioning systems | Mapping | Imaging techniques

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