ARGUS Coastal Imaging
An ARGUS coastal imaging system is capable of monitoring several kilometres of coastline with high resolution in time and space over years. An ARGUS station consists of one or more automated video cameras installed at a remote site, typically on a high structure, that are connected to a computer which collects video image data hourly every day during daylight hours. These images are then transferred via a telephone or internet connection to the Water Research Laboratory for archiving, analysis and dissemination via the internet.
Sophisticated image processing software is used to analyse the images, enabling measurements to be made of a wide range of coastal features and processes. Applications include: beach erosion and recovery, the impacts of coastal engineering structures, the location and movement of sand bars, rip currents, longshore currents, water depth, beach usage, and much more.
Follow this link to WRL’s Coastal Imaging website: http://ci.wrl.unsw.edu.au/index.php
A typical ARGUS camera setup
Schematic of a typical ARGUS station
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