Cruising Along the Coastline: Exploring the Possibilities of using LiDAR Data to predict Climate Change Affects Along the Southern Monterey Coast
This paper presents the collaborative efforts of the Society for California Archaeology, the US Forest Service and the Cabrillo College Archaeological field school to document sites along the southern Monterey coastline. During the 2012 field season, a new generation of archaeologists documented sites along a 2-mile stretch of coastline in order to study how coastal erosion is affecting these sites. Part of the purpose of this presentation is to highlight the importance of these types of coastal surveys, and to illustrate how much data these efforts can collect. However, the primary focus of this presentation is to explore the possibility of using LiDAR to monitor the potential loss of this collected archaeological data. By examining previous LiDAR data, it may be possible to predict how the coastline will be affected by climate change. This information can assist with predicting at what rate this data might be lost at and can be used in making management decisions about these sites.
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Cruising Along the Coastline: Exploring the Possibilities of using LiDAR Data to predict Climate Change Affects Along the Southern Monterey Coast. Annamarie Leon Guerrero, Whitney Kirkendall. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395207)
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