New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
This paper focuses on the application of Google Earth to the temporal and spatial study of the history of shoreline erosion along a section of Lake Michigan, in particular through a demonstration of the erosion at Illinois Beach State Park north unit area. Geotechnical site investigation and coastal shoreline erosion have been investigated using Google Earth history functions. The investigation results are of general interest to the general public, federal and local governments like FEMA, environmental protection agency (EPA) and practicing engineers and entering undergraduate students of geotechnical engineering in particular. Real time climate precipitation combined with regional geology information can be reviewed for the illustration of using Google Earth in geoengineering site investigation study. Other geotechnical and hydrologic engineering applications of Google Earth are also discussed.
Li, J. (2016, June), Using Google Earth in the Study of Shoreline Erosion Process Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27148
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