Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1345–1357, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1345-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1345–1357, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1345-2022
Data description paper
25 Mar 2022
Data description paper | 25 Mar 2022

Beach-face slope dataset for Australia

Kilian Vos et al.

Data sets

Beach-face slope dataset for Australia Kilian Vos, Mitchell D. Harley, Kristen D. Splinter, Ian L. Turner, and Deng Wen https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5606216

Model code and software

CoastSat toolbox Kilian Vos https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2779293

CoastSat.slope toolbox Kilian Vos https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3872442

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Short summary
Along the world's coastlines, we find sandy beaches that are constantly reshaped by ocean waves and tides. The way the incoming waves interact with the sandy beach is dictated by the slope of the beach face. Yet, despite their importance in coastal sciences, beach-face slope data remain unavailable along most coastlines. Here we use satellite remote sensing to present a new dataset of beach-face slopes for the Australian continent, covering 13 200 km of sandy coast.